from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of hard-liner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a conservative who is uncompromising


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There are different dynamics in dealing with a legitimate hardliner versus a legitimate moderate, but that doesn’t mean dealing with a hardliner is preferable to dealing with a moderate.

    Matthew Yglesias » Learning From Belfast

  • Nam is well known as a hardliner -- some progressive groups in South Korea refer to him as a "neocon warmonger."

    Eric C. Anderson: Succumbing to "Worst-Case" Analysis of North Korea

  • Fellow IFP MP Walter Felgate, labelled a hardliner, said the party's democratisation included necessary checks and balances to stop abuses of power under the new party arrangement.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Recent pieces in the media had identified her as strong supporter of Taiwan independence: ("hardliner"), ("surprise choice"; "counter to the pervasive mood of thawing"; "pro-independence figure").

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • This section will be familiar to anyone who has followed recent events, so I have omitted it and also because it is the weakest and most poorly-written part of the paper, referring to Lu Hsiu-lien as a "hardliner" and using the Chinese code term "de-sinicization."

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The media rhetoric portrays newly appointed MAC chief as a "hardliner" because she wants to get tough with China and promote independence and democracy in Taiwan.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Their new Iranian president is described as a "hardliner" who is "fiercely anti-American" These claims are normally accompanied by quotes from unidentified sources who refer to a fictional nuclear-weapons program that is just months away from developing the bomb.

    The Inevitable War with Iran

  • For him to warp my book in this way, while calling me, absurdly, a "hardliner" in quite a different context (Israel) and then conceding that I do not consider Muslims mystical anti-Semites, is surely an obfuscation of the whole discussion.

    'The Great Hatred'

  • The Colombian president Uribe seeks to show in his internal politics that he remains a "hardliner," repudiating a possible reconciliation between the president-elect and maintaining hegemony over the social and military sectors he collected during his administration.


  • But no one will call him a "hardliner" or a "rejectionist" or a "hawk" or any of the other pejorative terms that the media loves to give Likud leaders.

    Elder of Ziyon


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.