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die-hard

also die·hard (dī′härd′)
adj.
Stubbornly resisting change or clinging to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.
n.
One who stubbornly resists change or tenaciously adheres to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause: rebel die-hards who refused to surrender.

die′-hard′ism n.

die-hard

n
1. a person who resists change or who holds onto an untenable position or outdated attitude
2. (modifier) obstinately resistant to change
ˈdie-ˌhardism n

die′-hard`

or die′hard`,



n.
1. a person who vigorously resists change.
adj.
2. resistant to change.
[1835–45]
die′-hard`ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.die-hard - tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated; "an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative"; "rock-ribbed republican"
inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"

die-hard

diehard
noun
1. reactionary, fanatic, zealot, intransigent, stick-in-the-mud (informal), old fogey, ultraconservative He has links with former Communist diehards.
adjective
1. reactionary, uncompromising, inflexible, intransigent, immovable, unreconstructed (chiefly U.S.), dyed-in-the-wool, ultraconservative Even their die-hard fans can't pretend this was a good game.

die-hard

also diehard
adjective
2. Vehemently, often fanatically opposing progress or reform:
noun
A person who vehemently, often fanatically opposes progress and favors return to a previous condition:
Translations

die-hard

nzäher Kämpfer, zähe Kämpferin; (= resistant to change)Ewiggestrige(r) mf
adjzäh; (pej)reaktionär
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