intransigency

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intransigency the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intransigency In politics, the quality of absolute irreconcilableness; dogged hostility; obstinate refusal to make compromise.
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Usage

In literature:

Neither Giovanni nor his wife were of the absolutely "intransigent" way of thinking.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
The efforts to induce in the intransigeant section of the Party a spirit of sweet reasonableness were, however, foredoomed to failure.
"Ireland Since Parnell" by Daniel Desmond Sheehan
These Germanophiles in places of power realized that they had unconscious but exceedingly useful allies in the Socialist intransigents.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
Its materialism is of the most intransigent character.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
At lunch, Count Erskyll was slightly less intransigent on the subject of the wage-employment proposals.
"A Slave is a Slave" by Henry Beam Piper
Semolo, however, was his usual intransigent self.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
First, a dramatic discovery of the cause of the magters' intransigency.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
The war with Rome had been brought on by the intransigent hotspurs of Galilee and the commune of Jerusalem.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
A year later I found Agoncillo of exactly the same intransigent persuasion.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
On the other hand, the darkest portent in the Near East is the continued intransigeance of France.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
The most intransigent of modern revolutionaries might learn a trick or two from this sacred poet.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
There was a growing resentment in Britain against the colonials' intransigence.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
There are intransigent tribesmen all through this territory.
"The Barbarians" by John Sentry
The intransigent Constitutionalists would have none of it.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
First a dramatic discovery of the cause of the magters' intransigency.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Re-elected as a matter of course in 1856, Montt's second term was even more intransigent than his first.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson
Catholicism, on the other hand, cannot be less intransigeant.
"Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History" by Auguste Sabatier
His beliefs and intransigencies became crystallised.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
She was somewhat intransigent, a woman of strong prejudices, usually well justified, and incapable of pretence or shams.
"Her Majesty's Minister" by William Le Queux
Thus religion acquires a meaning and a reasonableness that the most intransigent rationalist cannot misunderstand.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim
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In poetry:

Not always at the joints, competing with
Experience while cooperating with
Experience, and keeping an obstinate
Intransigence, uncanny, of its own.
"Learning the Trees" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

Poor management, not union intransigence , killed Hostess.
The Latest Victim of GOP Intransigence .
GOP Intransigence Could Hand The Left A Huge Budget Win.
The politicians most responsible for America's debt crisis are portrayed by the media as "grown-ups" while those least responsible for it are dubbed " intransigent ".
Media turn on Obama, intransigence out of favor .
Crusading and independent journalistic beacon that it is, The Village Voice seems like the kind of intransigent social rebel that simply, absolutely can't be bought.
Democrats say Repubican intransigence is holding up progress.
How the Republicans' intransigence on tax increases might rebound against them.
President Obama entered full-on campaign mode Tuesday, responding to Republican budget priorities with a big speech full of feisty rhetoric framing political dysfunction in Washington as a function of radical GOP intransigence.
Clinton mischaracterizes intransigence of both parties.
Clinton mischaracterizes intransigence of both parties.
The Latest Victim of GOP Intransigence.
Faced with their own rising, intransigent costs, many New York municipal and county governments have already passed, or are considering, tax levy overrides .
Those who hoped the Senate farm bill debate would avoid common partisan intransigence, regional strife and a rash of amendments unrelated to the legislation are surely disappointed.
Intransigence on LOTS has serious national security implications.
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