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Wordnet 3.0


1. tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated;
- Example: "an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative"
- Example: "rock-ribbed republican"
[syn: die-hard(a), rock-ribbed]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

diehard \die"hard`\ (d[imac]"h[aum]rd`), n. 1. one who stubbornly adheres to traditional and outdated views. Syn: traditionalist. [WordNet 1.5] 2. one who vigorously defends an apparently hopeless position, a lost cause, etc. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

diehard \die"hard`\ (d[imac]"h[aum]rd`), a. stubbornly and vigorously resisting in the face of seemingly hopeless odds; as, diehard opposition. Syn: never-say-die. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

die-hard adj 1: tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated; "an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative"; "rock-ribbed republican" [syn: die-hard(a), rock-ribbed]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

71 Moby Thesaurus words for "diehard": Bircher, Bourbon, Tory, ass, bigot, bitter-ender, brawler, bullethead, conservationist, conservatist, conservative, defendant, disputant, dissentient, dissident, dogmatist, donkey, extreme right-winger, fanatic, fogy, fundamentalist, hard hat, hardnose, imperialist, intransigeant, intransigent, irreconcilable, last-ditcher, laudator temporis acti, litigant, maverick, monarchist, mossback, mule, naysayer, negativist, noncooperator, objector, obstructionist, obstructive, old, old fogy, old school, opposer, oppositionist, perverse fool, pighead, plaintiff, positivist, protester, purist, quarreler, radical right, reactionarist, reactionary, reactionist, resister, right, right wing, right-winger, rightist, royalist, scrapper, social Darwinist, standpat, standpatter, stick-in-the-mud, stickler, ultraconservative, white, wrangler