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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intransigency, intransigence(noun)

    the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise


  1. intransigence(Noun)

    Unwillingness to change one's views or to agree.

    The intransigence of both sides frustrated the negotiators.

  2. intransigence(Noun)

    The state of being intransigent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intransigence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intransigence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of intransigence in a Sentence

  1. Philip Hammond:

    This is one of the last opportunities that Russia will have to avoid yet further significant damage to its economy that is bound to happen if the intransigence of Vladimir Putin forces the rest of the world to increase and tighten the sanctions.

  2. Arlene Foster:

    The Brexit negotiations have dominated our politics for three years. We need to respect the referendum result. The democratic decision has been made, whether in London or Brussels or indeed Dublin, now is the time to work for a sensible deal. The intransigence of the last three years must be left behind or else we are destined for a WTO exit in October.

  3. Ba Odah lawyer:

    Invoking privacy concerns is a shameless, transparent excuse to mask [Pentagon] intransigence, mr. Ba Odah has provided his full, informed consent to the release of his medical records.

  4. Laicie Heely:

    Iran’s previous actions were the impetus for the international sanctions and negotiations that led to this final deal. Cheating or intransigence on the part of Iran would take us back to where we were before a deal, the final deal contains strong snap-back provisions that would restore sanctions in 65 days if Iran violates the agreement. This provision will be important for maintaining international unity going forward.

  5. State John Kerry:

    We have in fact made genuine progress but ... we are not yet where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues, if we don't have a deal and there is absolute intransigence and unwillingness to move on the things that are important (for) us, (U.S.) President (Barack) Obama has always said we're prepared to walk away.

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