Definition of Diehard

1. Noun. One who adheres to traditional views.

Exact synonyms: Traditionalist
Generic synonyms: Conservative, Conservativist
Specialized synonyms: Rip Van Winkle
Derivative terms: Die Hard, Traditionalism, Traditionalism, Traditionalistic



Definition of Diehard

1. Adjective. unreasonably or stubbornly resisting change ¹

2. Adjective. fanatically opposing progress or reform ¹

3. Adjective. complete; having no opposite opinion of anything in a particular topic of one's values; thorough of in one's beliefs. ¹

4. Noun. a person with such an attitude ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diehard

1. a stubborn person [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diehard

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diecasts
diecious
died
died on the vine
diedral
diedrals
diedre
diedres
dieffenbachia
dieffenbachias
diegeses
diegesis
diegetic
diegetically
diehard (current term)
diehards
dieing
diel
dieldrin
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dielectric
dielectric absorption
dielectric grease
dielectric heating
dielectrically
dielectrics
dielectrography
dielectrolysis
dielectron

Literary usage of Diehard

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1. Scottish and Irish terriers by Williams Haynes (1912)
"CHAPTER I " diehard " AND " DAREDEVIL " diehard " and " Daredevil "—it looks ... The Scottish and Irish terriers, " diehard " and " Daredevil," being game, ..."

2. The House of Lords and Ideological Politics: Lord Salisbury's Referendal by Corinne Comstock Weston (1995)
"This is a copy of the diehard manifesto. On the back of it, in Jem Salisbury's writing, appears the notation: "July 1911 (diehard Memorandum Drafted by Ld ..."

3. The House of Lords and Ideological Politics: Lord Salisbury's Referendal by Corinne Comstock Weston (1995)
"11 Then there was the contemporary practice of referring to the diehard leaders collectively ... For Selborne as the diehard strategist, see A. Wilson Fox, ..."

4. Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and by Abraham Hayward (1873)
"The motive which seems wanting in the preceding instances was undeniably strong enough to raise a presumption that diehard contrived or hastened the death ..."

5. Autobiographical Reminiscences: Including Recollections of the Radical Years by James Paterson (1871)
"cried the undaunted diehard, and it soon became known to the authorities that the mob was on the march for Greenhill, a small property, about two miles ..."

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