adamant, adamantine, inexorable, intransigent(adj)
impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
"he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency"
Unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable; irreconcilable; stubborn.
Don't waste your time trying to change his mind, he's completely intransigent.
Origin: From intransigeant, from intransigente
refusing compromise; uncompromising; irreconcilable
Origin: [F. intransigeant (cf. Sp. intransigente); pref. in- not + L. transigere to come to an agreement; trans across + agere to lead, act.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-tran′si-jent, adj. refusing to come to any understanding, irreconcilable.—ns. Intran′sigentism, the political practice or principles of such; Intran′sigentist, one who practises such a method of opposition, esp. a member of a revolutionary party in Spain about 1873, and of a socialistic party in France. [Fr. intransigeant—Sp. intransigente—L. in, not, transigens, pr.p. of transigĕre, to transact.]
The numerical value of intransigent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of intransigent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
France wants a definitive agreement, but with a clear line: yes for Iran to have civilian nuclear power, but no to military nuclear power. We will be intransigent on this principle.
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- intransigentCatalan, Valencian
- intransigent, kompromisslosGerman
- jyrkkä, myöntymätönFinnish
- impitoyable, intransigeantFrench
- בלתי מתפשרHebrew
- hajthatatlan, tántoríthatatlanHungarian
- nieustępliwy, nieprzejednanyPolish
- непримиримый, непреклонныйRussian
- beskompromisan, intransigentanSerbo-Croatian
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