Borrowed from French intransigeant, from Spanish intransigente, from Latin in- (“un-, not”) + trānsigēns, present participle of trānsigō (“to come to an understanding”), from trāns (“across”) + agō (“to do”).
- Unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable
- Don't waste your time trying to change his mind: he's completely intransigent.
- 1966, H. Feigl, "Is Science Relevant to Theology?", in Inquiries and Provocations: Selected Writings (2012 →ISBN)
- Since I have been asked to do this in very brief compass, the harsh tone and terse style of my presentation will make my contentions appear more dogmatic and intransigent than I should wish them to be.
- See also Thesaurus:obstinate
unwilling to compromise or moderate a position
intransigent (plural intransigents)
- A person who is intransigent.