Die-hard Definition

dīhärd
diehard, diehards
adjective
Stubbornly resistant to change or unwaveringly loyal even in spite of inevitable defeat, failure, etc.
A die-hard conservative, a die-hard fan of the losers.
Webster's New World
The definition of die hard is someone or something that shows or possesses extreme, absolute or complete loyalty even if facing defeat or hopelessness.
An example of a die hard fan is a person who goes to see a losing team play every single game, even in the rain or if the game is a practice game.
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Complete; having no opposite opinion of anything in a particular topic of one's values; thorough of in one's beliefs.

For a Roman Catholic teacher, he sure is a diehard fundamentalist.
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Alternative spelling of diehard.
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noun
One who stubbornly resists change or tenaciously adheres to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.
Rebel die-hards who refused to surrender.
American Heritage
A person who displays such resistance or loyalty.
Webster's New World
verb

(of a custom, idea etc) To be slow in changing or disappearing.

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Origin of Die-hard

  • From the idiom "to die hard".

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