hardliner hardliner  /ˈhɑrd ˌlaɪ nər/


  • (n) a conservative who is uncompromising


  1. He was replaced by Nguyen Duy Trinh, a pro-Peking hardliner.
  2. On Poland, Haig was not the hardliner.
  3. With a reputation as a doctrinal hardliner, Americans may be pleasantly surprised that Benedict tends not to wag his finger at the faithful on these pastoral missions.


  1. Reformist Rowhani surprises with lead in Iran election

    ISTANBUL - The man poised to take the Iranian presidency is a moderate-conservative known for his negotiating skill over the country's nuclear weapons program and a reformist some hardliners in Iran previously saw as too liberal and conciliatory, analysts say.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  2. A Last Chance For Iran

    Fifty million Iranian voters will head to the polls today. They will elect their next president – the man who will have to contend with Iran’s 25% youth unemployment rate, a shrinking economy and a 32% inflation rate. This new president will have a chance to move Iran’s  policies away from the dangerous conservatism of the hardliners and, hopefully, begin to rehabilitate Iran’s image and economy ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Hardliners still split as Iran election campaign ends

    By Jon Hemming DUBAI (Reuters) - Campaigning in Iran's presidential election ended on Thursday, a day before the vote in which the sole moderate candidate has an outside chance of stealing victory from his hardline rivals. Hardliners have failed to agree on a unity candidate, potentially splitting their vote and improving the chances of moderate cleric Hassan Rohani to progress to a run-off poll ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "There's a strong perception that he's a federalist hardliner who's firmly opposed to Quebec's traditional demands," said pollster Claude Gauthier of the authoritative CROP firm. "He has a reputation for coming down hard on Quebec."
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Claude Gauthier Source: Canada.com

  2. "He's a hardliner. We shouldn't delude ourselves, but it's a good step," Mr Owen said.
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: David Owen Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. Describing Keroack as "anti-birth control" and an "anti-sex education hardliner," Richards says the nomination "makes a mockery of women's health."
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Cecile Richards Source: WDC Media News

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propriety propriety
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