die-hard

die-hard

[dahy-hahrd]
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a person who vigorously maintains or defends a seemingly hopeless position, outdated attitude, lost cause, or the like.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:
1835–45; noun, adj. use of verb phrase die hard

die-hardism, noun
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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  a person who resists change or who holds onto an untenable position or outdated attitude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
 
'die-hardism
 
n

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