intransigent intransigent  /ɪn ˈtræn sə dʒənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

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Usage(s):

  1. The negotiations could not get underway owing to the intransigence of the union members.
  2. Dad is intransigent about my curfew and will never let me stay out past dusk.

News

  • Official Press Statement from the Detroit Branch NAACP: The Supreme Court, a Supreme Over-Reach

    DETROIT, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's ruling by the United States Supreme Court to eliminate section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, thus negating section 5, is an example of an outrageous misfortune for the people of our Nation.While this 5 to 4 ruling places the future of the Voting Rights Act and its enforcement in the hands of a congress that is dysfunctional, intransigent ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Tony Woodley, Unite's joint leader, said: "It is disappointing that talks with the company have concluded without producing an agreement we can recommend to cabin crew. However the blame for this rests exclusively with an intransigent management...
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Tony Woodley Source: Sky News

  2. "I expressed my belief that some Democrats in 2006 overestimated the ability of a single house of Congress to end the war, particularly in the face of an intransigent President and Senate Republicans who are committed to continuing the war,"...
    on May 23, 2008 By: Paul Kanjorski Source: CBS News

  3. "What we are seeing is quite simply a capitulation to the intransigent and misleading rhetoric of a White House that sees any effort to protect civil liberties as a sign of weakness," Feingold said during a floor speech Wednesday that kicked off...
    on Feb 15, 2006 By: Russ Feingold Source: FOXNews

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