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English definition of “hard-line”

hard-line

adjective uk   /ˌhɑːdˈlaɪn/ us    /ˌhɑːrd-/
extreme and severe and not likely to change: a hard-line manifesto a hard-line politicianNot able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
hard-liner
noun [C] uk   /ˌhɑːdˈlaɪ.nər/ us    /ˌhɑːrdˈlaɪ.nɚ/
He needs to persuade the hard-liners in the cabinet.Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
(Definition of hard-line adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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