in·tran·si·gent also in·tran·si·geant (ĭn-trănsə-jənt, -zə-)
Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising.
[French intransigeant, from Spanish intransigente : in-, not (from Latin; see IN-1) + transigente, present participle of transigir, to compromise (from Latin trānsigere, to come to an agreement : trāns-, trans- + agere, to drive; see ag- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
in·transi·gence, in·transi·gen·cy n.
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