The first thing we are going to do is discover the etymological origin of the uncompromising term that we are now dealing with. In this sense, we can state that it derives from Latin and that it is the result of the sum of these lexical components:
-The prefix “in-”, which means “no” or “without”.
-The element “trans”, which is used to indicate “from one side to the other”.
-The verb “agere”, which is equivalent to “carry out”.
-The suffix “-nte”, which is used to indicate the “agent”.
The adjective intransigent is used to rate that or that which does not compromise. The verb compromise, for its part, refers to give in and partially consent to what is not considered true, sensible or fair in order to end an argument or a confrontation.
The intransigent person, in this way, is not willing to modify his posture to arrive at a agreement or to end a discussion. The uncompromising, therefore, does not accept that another individual may be right or acknowledge that the other’s arguments may be valid.
Among the synonyms for intransigent we come across terms such as intolerant, stubborn, sectarian, inflexible, stubborn, obstinate, stubborn or fanatic. On the contrary, among its antonyms we find words such as condescending, flexible or tolerant.
In colloquial language, it is common for the subject to be classified as intransigent clings strictly to one rule, yet value or to a tradition, without tolerating deviations from said parameter or excuses that justify a violation of these principles.
Take the case of a teacher who works in a secondary school. This teacher asks his students to write a 1,000-word text about a bill that will be debated by senators and that has public opinion in suspense. The deadline to deliver the work is one week: the educator warns that the student who does not deliver the composition in the scheduled time, will be failed. Once the deadline is up, a young man approaches the teacher to explain that he could not do the task because his father had a problem with Health and she should have accompanied him to the hospital. The man, despite the explanation, adopts a uncompromising stance and decides to fail the boy, not caring why he could not fulfill his academic obligation.
In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of a means of communication that came to be called “The Intransigent.” It is an Argentine newspaper, specifically from the province of Salta, which was published between 1920 and 1981.
Currently there is a digital medium that also responds to the same name and that proceeds to inform its readers of all the news related to Argentina in areas such as politics, society, sports, culture, music or health.
Likewise, in the literary field we find works that carry the term in question in their titles. This would be the case, for example, of the book “El intransigente”, which was published in 2012 and is written by Maurizio Viroli.