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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hard-line, hardlineadjective

    firm and uncompromising

    "a hard-line policy"


  1. hardlinenoun

    a retail product collection which includes many non-information goods, such as home appliances, housewares, sporting goods, in addition to the DIY hardware which is the focus of the first definition, above.

  2. hardlinenoun

    a retail product collection consisting primarily of hardware targeting the do-it-yourself customer

  3. hardlineadjective

    uncompromising; rigidly holding to a set of beliefs

  4. hardlineadjective

    belonging to a hardline (business noun sense); e.g. "hardline product"

  5. Etymology: hard + line


  1. Hardline

    In politics, hardline or hard-line is an adjective describing a stance on an issue that is inflexible and not subject to compromise. A hardliner is a person holding such views. The stance is usually far from the centrist view. People, policies, and laws can be considered hardline. A hardliner may be either a reactionary or a revolutionary. Synonyms for hardliner include diehard, hawk, extremist, fanatic, or zealot. The term is almost always relative to the Overton window of a given time and place.


  1. Hardline

    In politics, hardline refers to the doctrine, policy, and posturing of a government or political body as being absolutist and sometimes authoritarian. The hardline position is often extremist and uncompromising. The term hardliner can be synonymous with the term "hawk" and is often used in the pejorative sense. It can be used to refer to individuals within a political, special interest, or activist movement of almost any ideology. A hardliner is someone who sticks to his point rigorously and does not adopt differing ideas quickly, or at all.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardline in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hardline in a Sentence

  1. Kusal Perera:

    This election will be decided by the large majority of Sinhalese Buddhists who believe they need a hardline president to put things right. The Tamils and Muslims will be left out in deciding the president.

  2. Hanan Ashrawi:

    David Friedman has been extremely pro-Zionist. David Friedman is known for being an extreme supporter of the most hardline policies of Israel, including settlements which are illegal, on the other hand we know David Friedman isn't beholden to the pro-Israel lobby in many ways. David Friedman is not really David Friedman, David Friedman is not really David Friedman. That gives David Friedman some leeway and freedom.

  3. Mohamed Abidi:

    He was always fun, we danced together at family weddings. He wasn't like hardline Salafists, on the last day he had breakfast of dates and olive oil and went to work. At 10 am he asked for a break and went and did what he did.

  4. Ali Akbar Velayati:

    If Assad and the Syrian people fail in their fight against Takfiri (hardline Sunni Islamist) groups..., their next target will be (Shi'ite-led) Iraq, followed by Iran.

  5. Sister Janet:

    We cannot blame anyone, but the statements by leaders of hardline Hindu organizations do make an impact on the society, they want people to start viewing our charitable work as a strategy to expand Christianity.

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