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English definition of “intransigent”


adjective     /ɪnˈtræn.zɪ.dʒənt/ /-ˈtrɑːn-/ formal disapproving
refusing to change your opinions or behaviour : Unions claim that the management continues to maintain an intransigent position .Strong-willed intransigently     /-li/ adverb intransigence     /-dʒəns/ noun [U]
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