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Noun: diehard  'dI,haa(r)d
  1. One who adheres to traditional views
    - traditionalist
Adjective: die-hard  'dI,haa(r)d
  1. Tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated
    "an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative";
    - rock-ribbed [N. Amer]
Verb: die hard  dI haa(r)d
  1. Continue to exist
    "These stories die hard";
    - prevail, persist, run, endure

Derived forms: died hard, dying hard, dies hard, diehards

See also: inflexible

Type of: conservative, conservativist, continue

Encyclopedia: Diehard

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