Definition

(Adjective) That refuses to come to terms or make any compromise (in politics); uncompromising, irreconcilable.

In Context

“In his presummit assessment in August 1978, Samuel Lewis, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, said it was impossible to decide in the abstract whether Begin’s firmness was that of ‘an intransigent hardliner’ or just ‘a tough bargainer,’ but the White House preferred to assume the latter.”

David Reynolds, Summits: Six Meetings That Shaped the Twentieth Century, 2007.