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in·tran·si·gent

intransigent

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn tran sih jnt [or] ihn tran zih jnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: refusing to alter an idea or a position in response to others' wishes; uncompromising.
Despite all appeals, the opposition party was intransigent.
antonyms:
compliant, ductile
similar words:
adamant, contumacious
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)intransigent absolutely, equally, ever, increasingly, instead, likely, more, most, often, simply, somewhat, usually
(adj.)intransigent + noun action, approach, arab, attempt, attitude, authority, bureaucracy, character, conservative, critic, fundamentalism, fundamentalist, insistence, matter, militia, opponent, opposition, orthodoxy, others, owner, position, posture, regime, renegade, self, situation, strategy, victory, warlord, white, worker [See all][See only the most frequent]
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who is intransigent.
derivations: intransigently (adv.), intransigence (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word intransigent contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.