intransigent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word intransigent

(adj) impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
Synonyms : adamant , adamantine , inexorable
Example Sentence
  • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
  • Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him
  • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

Memory aid to help you memorize this

intransigent = in-'not' + transact => won't do the transaction
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imagine you are going on a trip. the TRANSPORT AGENT is very strict in payment of money. so INTRANSIGENT= transport + agent = very stubborn
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a GENT IN TRANS(trance) doesnt listen to anyone..doesnt compromise
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In = not, trans = change, for igent think 'disagreement.' Thus: to <B>not change</B> in a <B>disagreement</B>.
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in a train i met an agent(driving licence) who was not ready to compromise and i couldn't bargain with him
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