hard-line definition by Webster's New World
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characterized by an aggressive, unyielding position in politics, foreign policy, etc.
hard-line definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A firm, uncompromising policy or position.
- hardˈ-lineˈ adjective
- hardˈ-linˈer noun
hard-line - Phrases/Idioms
A firm, uncompromising policy or position. For example, The President was taking a hard line on the budget. [c. 1960]