intransigence
noun Date: 1882 the quality or state of being intransigent

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  • intransigence — index incompatibility (difference), tenacity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • intransigence — 1882, from Fr. intransigeant, from intransigeant (see INTRANSIGENT (Cf. intransigent)). Related: Intransigency …   Etymology dictionary

  • intransigence — n. intransigence about * * * [ɪn trænsɪdʒ(ə)ns] intransigence about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • intransigence — [[t]ɪntræ̱nsɪʤ(ə)ns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with poss (disapproval) If you talk about someone s intransigence, you mean that they refuse to behave differently or to change their attitude to something. [FORMAL] He often appeared angry and frustrated… …   English dictionary

  • intransigence — noun a) Unwillingness to change ones views or to agree. The intransigence of both sides frustrated the negotiators. b) The state of being intransigent …   Wiktionary

  • intransigence — intransigent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ refusing to change one s views. ► NOUN ▪ an intransigent person. DERIVATIVES intransigence noun intransigency noun intransigently adverb. ORIGIN from Spanish los intransigentes (a name adopted by extreme republicans);… …   English terms dictionary

  • intransigence — See intransigent. * * * …   Universalium

  • intransigence — Synonyms and related words: adamantness, dourness, firmness, flintiness, grimness, hard bittenness, hard nosedness, immovability, immutability, implacability, impliability, inelasticity, inexorability, inflexibility, intransigeance, intransigency …   Moby Thesaurus

  • intransigence — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being stubbornly inflexible: die hardism, grimness, implacability, implacableness, incompliance, incompliancy, inexorability, inexorableness, inflexibility, inflexibleness, intransigency,… …   English dictionary for students

  • intransigence — in|tran|si|gence [ ın trænsıdʒəns ] noun uncount FORMAL an unreasonable refusal to change your ideas or behavior …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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