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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhardlinerhard‧lin‧er /ˌhɑːdˈlaɪnə◂, ˈhɑːdlaɪnə $ ˌhɑːrdˈlaɪnər◂/ noun [countable]  EXTREMEa politician who wants political problems to be dealt with in a strong and extreme way
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hardlinerReformists, closet-reformists and non-party intellectuals gathered in his home, feeding him their ideas and plotting against hardliners.Cuban-American hardliners continue to reject any dealings with Castro.Since then, factions of moderates and hardliners have battled within the movement.The Prime Minister has been criticized by hardliners in his party for giving away too much in the treaty.The significance of equality of sexes was merely advocated by ideological hardliners.The two December marches by right-wing women were important public relations exercises in support of hardliners in the government.This trend of senior hardliners revising their position following Deng's re-endorsement of reformism continued during July.Indeed, it was not at all clear that Eisenhower and Khrushchev could control the hardliners in their own countries.
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