Definition of uncompromising in English:

uncompromising

adjective

  • 1Showing an unwillingness to make concessions to others, especially by changing one's ways or opinions.

    • ‘Put the other way around, the respondent is more likely to be dogmatic, technical and uncompromising.’
    • ‘In this case the voters' opinions are highly polarized, and the candidates are uncompromising.’
    • ‘It made him single-minded and uncompromising, and he was not known for his geniality.’
    • ‘Discerning, astute, uncompromising, his leadership inspired one to venture against all odds.’
    • ‘German Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, is known as a traditionalist with uncompromising views.’
    • ‘The Reagan doctrine was an uncompromising policy to win a global struggle between good and evil.’
    • ‘It worked, on the whole, but there are still a few things which push my buttons, and uncompromising arrogant tossers are one of them.’
    • ‘Samples of its uncompromising micronarrative style are easy to pick.’
    • ‘It would appear that the new order of Catholicism is as equally inflexible and uncompromising, as the old order would appear to be.’
    • ‘Those who are argue we're using up all of Earth's goodies are just as uncompromising as those who argue we'll never run out.’
    • ‘She is a woman who is single-minded, forceful and uncompromising.’
    • ‘The words, restless and uncompromising, ask you to wake up, to change your life, to find a better way to live.’
    • ‘Levein's opinions, honest and uncompromising, have been a hallmark of his reign.’
    • ‘You will be sharp and uncompromising; your minds will have been forged into lethal weapons.’
    • ‘For a party with such a pleasant public image, they have ruffled some feathers with their uncompromising constituency campaigns.’
    • ‘An uncompromising champion of royal authority, he was sympathetic to victims of its abuse by corrupt courtiers.’
    • ‘Acerbic and subjective he was, but also candid and uncompromising.’
    • ‘The company believes its reputation for uncompromising quality is one of its most valuable assets.’
    • ‘She also has the integrity to remain uncompromising in the refusal to acknowledge opinions that are not grounded in truth.’
    • ‘Common to both was Hearts being uncompromising and unwilling simply to allow Celtic to dictate.’
    1. 1.1 Harsh or relentless.
      ‘the uncompromising ugliness of her home’
      • ‘He remains above all an immensely capable and uncompromising storyteller, fixed on extremist subjects.’
      • ‘Caroline Hunt's production is tough, uncompromising and honed to muscled perfection.’
      • ‘To know that kind of music, which is uncompromising, was up there and to know that folk have found a resonance from his music shows how it has worked and lasted.’
      • ‘The only way to get closer to the source would be to animate it; it's a dead-on, uncompromising tribute.’
      • ‘On almost every song I couldn't help but tap my feet and bounce along with the uncompromising, intelligent beats.’
      • ‘Rey painted an uncompromising picture of poverty, poor education, crime, corruption and fragile democracy.’
      • ‘The Redskins fought with uncompromising fervor against both evil and good-hearted colonizers.’
      • ‘It was this false, uncompromising bravado, which led her to savagely beat a pensioner couple who lived in a flat below her.’
      • ‘I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice.’
      • ‘In addition to the reduced financial benefits, players exist in one of the most gruelling, physically uncompromising leagues.’
      • ‘From the throw-in exchanges were intense as both sides sized each other up with uncompromising tackles.’
      • ‘The Wayward Cloud is hard going, but it is a distinctive, audacious and uncompromising piece of filmmaking.’
      • ‘Unflinching in its attacks, A Ma Soeur is a brilliant piece by an uncompromising and distinctive auteur.’
      • ‘And the laws against the corrupt governors should become severe and uncompromising.’
      • ‘In what was a hard-fought encounter, the Dubliners played an uncompromising game under both boards.’
      • ‘The tackling was hard and uncompromising and at times seemed to mesmerise the man in the middle, Martin Corcoran.’
      • ‘La vie Nouvelle is one powerful and uncompromising film as it searches the dark world of perversity.’
      • ‘Pictures of Baxter at the age of four on the uncompromising slopes of Aviemore show a boy with a confidence on skis that belied his British background.’
      • ‘As a Gaelic footballer he was as uncompromising as he was skilled.’
      • ‘This film is no exception, though structurally it fails because of its uncompromising depiction of the truth.’
      inflexible, unbending, unyielding, unshakeable, unwavering, resolute, unpersuadable, unmalleable, rigid, stiff, hard-line, hard and fast, tough, immovable, intractable, firm, determined, iron-willed, dogged, obstinate, stubborn, not giving an inch, diehard, adamant, obdurate, tenacious, pertinacious, relentless, implacable, inexorable, intransigent, headstrong, pig-headed, bull-headed, single-minded, stiff-necked
      bloody-minded
      badass
      indurate
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Pronunciation:

uncompromising

/ˌənˈkämprəˌmīziNG/