It derives from the name of a
Spanish political party whose name literally meant "those who will not agree";
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To be uncompromising (you will agree, but
only on your terms) is to be intransigent.
The word derives from the Spanish
Los Intransigentes (literally: those who will
not agree), the name of an extreme republican party in 1870's Spain.
The word intransigentes, in turn, derives from the Latin
transigere , come to an agreement.
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