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hardliner

n. a person who takes a strict position (on something). Tom is sort of a hardliner when it comes to spending public money.
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The alarming part of the speech, as viewed by the hardliners, was where he said, "The path is now opened .
Meanwhile, the latest clashes and the protest call given by the hardliners have left the security agencies worried ahead of the programme.
on Wednesday shared a fellow lawmaker's stand about hardliners on the controversial Reproductive Health Bill not participating in the informal technical working group (TWG) being formed to resolve contentious issues on the proposed measure.
Some hardliners are even bolting the party altogether.
Theological hardliners have been placed in central positions of authority to ensure that the policies of John Paul II are fully implemented in the Catholic church.
Yes, a hardliner threw a shoe at the Iranian President .
Tin Aung Myint Oo, 61, gave up his position in the Burmese Government amid talk of a battle between reformers and hardliners.
But hardliners, many of whom supported Ahmadinejad in last month's disputed election that returned him to power, said the president should have sacked his friend as soon as he received the order from Khamenei.
Iranian hardliners and reformists scuffled in parliament yesterday after the country's supreme leader cancelled debate over amending a restrictive press law.
The IPC draft was approved by the cabinet last year, but soon withdrawn over hardliner objections.
Mr Ali Zaddsar, an outspoken hardliner who was involved in the failed impeachment bid against Culture Minister Mr Ataollah Mohajerani, lost his seat in Jiroft in southern Iran.
Veteran hardliner Ahmad Jannati won fifty-one of eighty-six votes at the meeting to become chair for the next two years.
Opportunists and revisionists were always afraid of hardliners," he said in what is considered to be a reply to those in the party who were trying to paint him as a hardliner obstructing economic growth.
Sardar Naghdi, a firebrand hardliner and the commander of the Basij, has chided the president that buying Airbus planes will not solve Iran's problems of economic recession and unemployment.
There are hardliners in Iran, and then there are hard hardliners in Iran [President] Rohani is not a moderate, he is a hardliner," she said.