Pronunciation: /inˈtransijənt, -zi-/
unwilling or refusing to change one’s views or to agree about something.
an intransigent person.
late 19th century: from French intransigeant, from Spanish los intransigentes (a name adopted by the extreme republicans in the Cortes, 1873–74); based on Latin in- 'not' + transigere 'come to an understanding'
Charles was in transit to his new assignment. He was unhappy. His boss had been intransigent
about giving him a few days off before rushing off again. Work seemed to be just one crisis after another, and he was the guy they always seemed to send the farthest away to deal with the worst of them. Charles was expecting to face the next crisis at home. His wife, Maura, hadn't even looked up from her morning coffee when he rushed out to the taxi.
[ Hey, is this a sexist word? Intransi-gent?
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