backward, balk, be determined, be in earnest, be resolved, buckle down, buckle to, conservative, cross the Rubicon, die fighting, die game, die in harness, fogyish, go for broke, hold out, mean business, never say die, nonprogressive, not back down, not budge, not give up, not submit, old-fashioned, old-fogyish, old-line, opposed to change, orthodox, persevere, preservative, reactionary, reactionist, remain firm, right, right of center, right-wing, stand fast, stand out, stand pat, standpat, stay it out, stick, stick fast, stick it out, stickle, take no denial, take the plunge, tory, traditionalistic, ultraconservative, unprogressive
be obstinate, stickle, take no denial, fly in the face of facts, opinionate, be wedded to an opinion, hug a belief, have one's own way, persist, have the last word, insist on having the last word, die hard
, fight against destiny, not yield an inch, stand out.
resist, not submit, repugn, reluct, reluctate, withstand, stand up against, strive against, bear up under, bear up against, be proof against, make head against, stand, stand firm, stand one's ground, stand the brunt of, stand out, hold one's grounds, hold one's own, hold out, hold firm, breast the wave, breast the current, stem the tide, stem the torrent, face, confront, grapple with, show a bold front, present a front, make a stand, take one's stand, kick, kick against, recalcitrate, kick against the pricks, oppose, fly in the face of, lift the hand against, rise up in arms, strike, turn out, draw up a round robin, revolt, make a riot, prendre le mors aux dents, take the bit between the teeth, sell one's life dearly, die hard
, keep at bay, repel, repulse.