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die-hard

[dahy-hahrd] /ˈdaɪˌhɑrd/
noun
1.
a person who vigorously maintains or defends a seemingly hopeless position, outdated attitude, lost cause, or the like.
adjective
2.
resisting vigorously and stubbornly to the last; stubborn.
Also, diehard.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; noun, adj. use of verb phrase die hard
Related forms
die-hardism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for die-hard

die-hard

noun
1.
a person who resists change or who holds onto an untenable position or outdated attitude
2.
(modifier) obstinately resistant to change
Derived Forms
die-hardism, noun
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