Die-hard meaning

dīhärd
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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Alternative spelling of diehard.
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(of a custom, idea etc) To be slow in changing or disappearing.
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One who stubbornly resists change or tenaciously adheres to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.

Rebel die-hards who refused to surrender.

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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.

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A person who displays such resistance or loyalty.
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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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A person with such an attitude.
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Stubbornly resisting change or clinging to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.
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Origin of die-hard

  • From the idiom "to die hard".

    From Wiktionary