Definition of hardliner in English:


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  • A member of a group, typically a political group, who adheres uncompromisingly to a set of ideas or policies: neither hardliners nor reformers would be likely to want him as their leader
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    • Since then, his reforms have largely been stymied by theological and political hardliners.
    • Of course hardliners of different political parties would have different views.
    • Rice is National Security Advisor to President Bush, his closest White House influence and a hardliner on foreign policy.

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