Definition of intransigence in English:

intransigence

(also intransigency)

noun

mass noun
  • Refusal to change one's views or to agree about something.

    ‘in the face of government intransigence, he resigned in disgust’
    • ‘This case may be the first in which EPA intransigence proves to be a boon to environmentalists.’
    • ‘This reflected her statesmanship and muted her critics when she was accused of intransigency.’
    • ‘His intransigence in climbing the mountain, his insistence on understanding, is a metaphor for what the book itself does.’
    • ‘The agreement's authors call it a purposeful end-run around the intransigence of national governments.’
    • ‘The intransigence of the board's old-line majority, however, requires little explanation.’
    • ‘His intransigence on the issue is probably no surprise to lawmakers who have encountered his infamous temper.’
    • ‘This year, intransigence seemed to be the order of the day.’
    • ‘His intransigence was a refusal to bend within the social sciences.’
    • ‘The book discusses real world issues ranging from browser quirks to client intransigence.’
    • ‘In his work, formal intransigence was soon transformed into outright aggression.’

Pronunciation

intransigence

/ɪnˈtranzɪdʒ(ə)ns/