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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Spanish
Origin: intransigente, from transigir 'to accept less than you originally wanted'

intransigent

adjective
     
in‧tran‧si‧gent formal
unwilling to change your ideas or behaviour, in a way that seems unreasonable [= stubborn]:
an intransigent attitude
intransigence noun [uncountable]
He accused the government of intransigence.

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