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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Stubbornly resisting change or clinging to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.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One who stubbornly resists change or tenaciously adheres to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause: rebel die-hards who refused to surrender.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 a person who resists change or who holds onto an untenable position or outdated attitude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
References in classic literature ?
They are the "fighting brigade," the "die-hards," larking about at leap-frog to keep themselves warm, and playing tricks on one another.
Saying there were fewer than five senators who are President Duterte 'die-hards,' Sen.
He said he knew 'for a fact' that there were fewer than five senators who were Duterte die-hards while the others were 'just trying to humor (him), making him hope for their support, using him for their purpose or some just felt obligated to do so.'
Die-hards claim the slashing will continue, while the more pragmatic point to the fact that the building's lease expires in a year anyway.
Obviously, if you are spending $5 to $9 per prospect, you are happy to weed out the die-hards who aren't interested.
So are those celebs clued-in die-hards or glory hunters?
Pellow was a regular at Rangers dinners and charity events and even took out a full-page tribute advert in the club paper when manager Walter Smith left in 1998.Verdict: Die-hard
(And you will be surprised that there are only few Duterte die-hards here.
Asked if the number of Duterte die-hards in the Senate could be less than five, Trillanes said: 'Mga ganun (Something like that).'
LIFE'S a drag for die-hards, try-hards, the deluded and the doubtful, according to psychologists who reckon smokers come in four different flavours.
There is no proof that having die-hards on the pitch translates into success.
Waiting with her were thousands of other die-hard Springsteen fans and hundreds of ticket-purchasing "software robots" (bots).