Definition of diehard in English:

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diehard

Pronunciation: /ˈdīˌhärd/

noun

[often as modifier]
A person who strongly opposes change or who continues to support something in spite of opposition: diehard traditionalists she was a diehard Yankees fan
More example sentences
  • With the support from their diehard fans, Rangers are confident they are really set for something big this season.
  • It became the home of the most diehard opposition to colonialism in the Arab world.
  • They have no chairman, no money and only a few hundred diehard supporters who turn up more in hope than expectation.
Synonyms
hardline, reactionary, ultraconservative, conservative, traditionalist, dyed-in-the-wool, intransigent, inflexible, uncompromising, rigid, entrenched, set in one's ways;
staunch, steadfast

Origin

Mid 19th century: from die hard (see die1).

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Syllabification: die·hard

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