Hardline



[hahrd-lahyn] /ˈhɑrdˌlaɪn/

adjective
1.
adhering rigidly to a dogma, theory, or plan; uncompromising or unyielding:
hard-line union demands.
adj.

1958, originally in reference to Soviet communist policies, from hard + line (n.) in the political sense. Related: Hard-liner (1963).

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