Synonym of do or die

Adjective

Stubbornly, and usually unreasonably, holding to an opinion, decision or purpose
unbending inflexible uncompromising unyielding strict firm severe tough resolute stubborn unrelenting hard-line immovable intransigent unfaltering adamant adamantine bullheaded determined dogged hard hardened hardheaded hardline hard-nosed harsh headstrong implacable inconvincible inexorable mulish obdurate obstinate opinionated ossified pat pertinacious perverse pigheaded relentless rigid self-opinionated self-willed stern stiff-necked unwavering wilful willful intractable crisp doctrinaire dogmatic fixed incompliant pitiless single-minded unflexible unswayable dug in locked in standing pat hard as nails hold one's ground hold the fort hold the line set in stone standing one's ground sticking to one's guns steadfast tenacious unshakeable unflinching strong-willed staunch persistent stiff unswerving stalwart indomitable indurate refractory persevering indefatigable strong-minded set resolved unshakable steely recalcitrant spirited purposeful solid unmalleable rigorous unflagging unbendable insistent stringent bloody-minded steady dedicated contrary rock-ribbed committed unreasonable vigorous iron-willed contumacious uncooperative undeviating ruthless undaunted bull-headed grim balky intent earnest cussed strong forceful unpersuadable valiant decided iron unmanageable authoritarian mettlesome exacting difficult unshaken plucky dead set merciless unchanging remorseless cantankerous stable constant unhesitating unmovable unadaptable unsparing gutsy bound fierce gritty bold froward lionhearted unaccommodating doughty uncompliant stout-hearted brave stony assertive decisive brassbound hard and fast courageous bolshie unforgiving cast-iron untiring fanatical unchangeable dead set on settled stubborn as a mule set in one's ways hard-and-fast immutable unalterable deaf to reason full of determination definite driven unsympathetic invariable tyrannical perseverant draconian insubordinate serious sure tight cruel emphatic purposive heavy-handed diehard unfeeling obstreperous oppressive unappeasable zealous ornery inelastic manful austere dictatorial stroppy die-hard awkward true stout spunky rebellious iron-fisted bent upon bent frozen domineering disobedient hard-core callous invulnerable untoward determinate certain inexpugnable ironclad dyed-in-the-wool defiant cross-grained wrong-headed bulldog tireless restive dour stiffened deliberate stony-hearted impliable pig-headed entrenched high-spirited non-flexible strenuous fast hard-hearted immalleable imperious ardent established unconquerable unmoving unbreakable uncharitable pushy extreme demanding hanging tough rough rugged unmoved opinionative final not giving an inch heartless invincible obstructive cold wayward taut intrepid impregnable hidebound assiduous ungovernable disobliging dauntless do-or-die unamenable bent on hell-bent on hell-bent upon drastic pontifical unstoppable uncaring compact flinty immobile heroic devoted thrawn aggressive ferocious tiresome trying rooted focused faithful loyal troublesome fractious enthusiastic keen overbearing inveterate importunate narrow avid undefeatable eager concrete obsessed narrow-minded inalterable no-nonsense active contrarious unflappable impenetrable authoritative feisty impassable unvarying flat ramrod militant unmodifiable energetic four-square unbeatable enduring abiding irreversible changeless unswervable out hard-boiled focussed unhelpful excessive forbidding unqualified fearless absolute go-getting stand pat hard to please heavy one-sided unruly fossilized illiberal never-failing inconsiderate self-assertive hell-bent insensitive mule unsentimental irremovable picky disciplinary unassailable unsurpassable stuffy truculent uptight unpliable insuperable ambitious iron-handed hard-bitten unpermissive punishing motivated rebel secure locked renitent lacking compassion despotic arbitrary recusant sturdy fossilised cold-hearted insurmountable bulletproof categorical ingrained unemotional unfailing devout industrious brick-wall permanent formal brittle inspired tense reliable enterprising aloof aspiring thirsty fussy still desirous binding perfectionist obsessive prescribed monomaniacal independent striving resistant unreceptive grave biased hungry positive compulsive intolerant critical ungiving trusty impassive opinioned deep-rooted hardhearted mean compulsory solidified unsupple querulous cocksure tough nut bound and determined incommutable static undismayed deep-seated prejudiced explicit true-blue exact hypercritical jelled wholehearted with a heart of stone irrepressible intense unpredictable two-fisted hang tough tough nut to crack meaning business negative hell bent on magisterial self-starting hard-driving confident bigoted astringent dictative goal-oriented set in concrete hardy stiff as a board by the book over-particular self-driven well-set writ in stone formidable hard to satisfy self-disciplined unbudgeable unvacillating gallant valorous noncompliant exasperating diligent mullish petrified direct non-compliant firmly-based haughty sedulous compacted immoderate blinkered high-stake winner-take-all zero-sum win-or-lose durable nonflexible bony indurated rigidified unplacatable unmollifiable inescapable unpacifiable boneheaded aching sore compressed dense unimpressionable wild unimpressible proud starched hellbent uninfluenced pounding unabated mortal hard-headed manly greathearted gutty stouthearted unafraid undauntable heroical puritanical resilient sharp impertinent bullhead unrepentant uncompassionate ineluctable straight quiescent incurable uncontrollable unwilling never-tiring patient dependable passionate undisciplined unmerciful necessary lion-hearted inordinate assured indestructible nasty persisting cold fish proof against persuasion iron-jawed as stubborn as a mule high-powered unresponsive unsupportive undiscouraged undeterred heady hard-shell locked-in set-on unpitying outrageous extortionate convinced solid as a rock abrasive unjust unfair mean business thick-skinned toughened stick to guns decided upon cut-and-dried strait-laced good down-the-line pious stanch numbed annealed adventurous insoluble thorny indocile problematic knotty impractical speculative dogmatical theoretical disciplinarian ascetical pressing dire browbeating ascetic autocratic clear-sighted all out flat-out straight out set in your ways sagacious vehement self-confident no going back tall in the saddle on one's mettle insistent on intent upon intent on set on determined to committed to the idea of vindictive inhuman progressive pioneering unsurmountable punitive hardhanded solemn unkind brutal hard-hitting untameable not put off not discouraged preconceived inextensible inductile thrusting scrupulous systematic meticulous painstaking agreed in place in position reserved like death and taxes negativistic averse loath reluctant indisposed hesitant ideological unpragmatic unrealistic swivel-eyed hypothetical sticky inviolable self-asserting like a ball of fire self-seeking get up and go power-hungry on the make eager beaver power-loving high-reaching desiring success arranged preset unfriendly unsmiling chilly frigid icy frosty cold-blooded cool rowdy savage curt firm in spirit perceptive keen as mustard animated tough-minded resourceful take charge swingeing penal predetermined allotted confirmed specified prearranged allegiant liege unquestioning tried-and-true trustworthy consumed compelled nonmoving distant safe nonstretchable whole-hearted defined decreed precise holding fixed views with one's feet dug in with one's toes dug in all-or-nothing unbudging possessed mandatory conclusive dictated irrevocable carved in stone written louring gruff dominant in earnest planned express arrogant desperate pugnacious nonmotile prevailing seasoned powerful irresistible supreme untouchable unattackable rheumatic galvanized impelled unblinking sky-high peremptory remote lowering intimidating consistent going non-stretchable immotile definitive stipulated stated induced fixated obsessional unitary undifferentiated uniform sombre somber ungentle not cooperative perpetual in the bag not subject to change hard-shelled fastidious boorish argumentative finicky imperative pushed steered guided impulsive besetting galvanised mean-looking clamorous judgmental disapproving chiseled chiselled high-handed irritable vexed testy choosy captious snappy temperamental chippy quarrelsome disputative oafish prickly bearish huffy delicate overcritical irascible particular ungracious grumbly finical hard to handle invidious fiendish sensitive ill-natured crotchety uppity touchy sour discontented dissatisfied rude crabby irritating impolite disputatious through-and-through indelible sacrosanct ageless well-established hearty impermeable unquestionable downright unchallengeable overexacting exigent cavilling nagging lasting unvaried ineradicable unchanged monolithic small-minded quibbling disparaging possessive sticklerish faultfinding overscrupulous needy hairsplitting caviling censuring cavillous lusty fascistic unequivocal egotistical urged on fiery limiting enforceable traditional customary coercive conventional classical repressive sealed burning unquenchable bitter furious granite cynical demeaning carping censorious anchored water-resistant imperviable watertight waterproof high and mighty nailed quiet hitched hooked situated attached stationary located fixed as the laws of the Medes and Persians legislating sanctioned didactic preceptive bossy normative accepted made fast high-maintenance untouched immune closed unaffected complex rule-bound over-rigorous fault-finding over-strict over-exacting over-censorious water-repellent hermetic proof complicated prescriptive unpierceable inaccessible unapproachable impervious hermetically sealed rainproof bureaucratic officious involved genuine sound continuing long-lasting long-standing clear indubitable indisputable sincere undeniable incontrovertible eternal dutiful unmistakable irrefutable deep unambiguous incontestable long-established long-lived commanding deep-dyed compelling perennial tried and true tried and tested fervent honest long-term convincing evident tried undying responsible surviving unremitting real guaranteed lifelong remaining sworn known demonstrable card-carrying upright obvious infallible verifiable unfluctuating fervid true blue everlasting valid conscientious unerring bred-in-the-bone honorable honourable undoubted inarguable confirmable radical even establishable lordly true-hearted bullish masterful patriotic out-and-out plain imperishable well established unfading audacious hard-working immortal clear-cut forward robust ascertained self-assured profound beyond doubt ongoing patent perdurable beyond question trusted provable through and through trustable self-possessed invariant mad keen calculable intrenched chronic effective unarguable sure thing regular having down pat unanswerable impressive imposing collected proven unending composed manifest dynamic predestined destined incorruptible undisputable daring truthful dateless timeless impassioned influential indissoluble concentrated persuasive complete thorough salted away on ice thoroughgoing long-running well-founded supportive telling incorrigible heartfelt equable habitual irrefragable urgent adherent pushful studious sustained accomplished cogent unapologetic unashamed forcible level inured pledged ultimate overweening incisive distinct palpable firmly established specific beyond dispute tyrannous autocratical tyrannic recognized trenchant high-principled recognised red-hot well-defined implanted absorbed engrossed orthodox poised confining behind one pure redoubtable gung ho unshrinking basic fundamental in-your-face concentrating can-do preoccupied inbred uninterrupted time-honoured foolproof unconditional potent unruffled occupied immersed utter airtight violent continuous inbuilt built-in calm dominating doubtless unfazed riveted sempiternal nonnegotiable unceasing proved incessant inevitable subconscious lingering inherent innate close embedded revering accustomed habituated staid longstanding longtime fortified full-bore self-reliant venerating rocky old straightforward inexhaustible unbroken resounding decent imperial inseparable predictable arrant right-down continual righteous unimpeachable true to life accurate instilled wrapped up effectual ringing significant plausible efficacious weighty lucid intelligent infixed finished sure of oneself game bosom transparent monotonous not in doubt truehearted deeply felt pertinent boon undisputed nailed-on impeccable well founded single-minded about firm about stabile deep-down full-fledged obedient not backward in coming forward deep-set resolved to veracious deeply ingrained fail-safe confiding obsessive about loving circumspect as sure as eggs is eggs on the level inflexible about out and out sure-fire fixated on fanatical about beyond a shadow of a doubt affectionate string along with clinging mature ended bombproof not joking predisposed tending inclined leaning disposed standing hardboiled buckled down sine qua non like granite pegged unforgettable ineffaceable unaltered immoveable unintimidated free from doubt persuaded satisfied for a fact time-hallowed gut instinctive intrinsic hopeless rocklike competitive endemic unbothered unmodified moored fastened risk-free self-evident clinching masterly irradicable inannihilable worn low-risk brassy unabashed undebatable Draconian time-honored age-old ancient quantified credible engaged enthralled living steamroller nervy powerhouse riskless hopeful resolute about driven in beyond hope undoubting poignant acrimonious drawing spartan bidding ordering cohesive limited on one's side attentive impatient imperturbable nerveless coherent apodictic engagé telelogical calculated surefire lengthy extended unwearied Herculean assaultive high-pressure punitory unsinkable ironhanded onerous congenital rock-hard unforgetful dinkum tried and trusted dashing carnivorous open and shut dyed-in-the wool brusque grounded as thick as thieves never-changing marathon adoring goody-goody worshipping worshiping heart-and-soul pietistic reputable respectable inerrant questionless failsafe believing in oneself going for broke satisfying great material crystalline abrupt summary brisk going all the way serious-minded meaning what one says fundamentalist never-ending ceaseless in for long haul like bad penny in good faith well grounded uncontested unquestioned unchallenged acknowledged determining insistent about careful incorrupt vicious virulent religious as keen as mustard single-hearted old faithful true to the end given over to can't-miss playing hard ball to the core weariless observant interminable endless non-stop regimented fixed as the laws of the Medes and the Persians not changeable by the numbers staying put not in question conservative reverent clamant crying reiterative salient etched in stone based on perfervid inborn inexpungible forever controlling self-respecting be out for blood nose to the grindstone prayerful goody two-shoes intuitive insightful relevant ingenious have-a-go fortress-like correct believable disciplined controlled entire all exclusive enrapt whole undivided torrid impenitent irredeemable unreformable plugging jumping go-go grind unstinted hyper perky fireball continued plodding daredevil lofty venturesome ballsy death-or-glory moral right just virtuous ethical nice total watchful alert there are no two ways about it all sewn up sicker standardized nonstop homogeneous regularised regularized standardised unappealable venturous right-minded cocky Neronian imprudent herolike chivalrous chin-up foolhardy as game as Ned Kelly fortitudinous like the Rock of Gibralter solid as rock veridical undistorted square worthy creditable all right estimable deep down in a straight line balanced bona fide in charge crack-the-whip throwing weight around egotistic pompous determinative irremediable unreversible case-hardened principled in for the long haul till the cows come home no lie up front all-consuming intensive unrectifiable unrepealable rational adult minding certified lifetime undisturbed competent capable of being trusted efficient capable qualified able shrewd practical realistic cool-headed lodged in one's brain closely controlled strictly controlled rigidly enforced flawless perfect matter-of-fact down-to-earth affirmed livelong out to fixed upon anxious to committed to intending to fixed on obsessed with resolved on impatient to decisive about determined on full-blooded muscular well balanced well-built well-balanced lifetime's world-weary unperturbed on the up and up remove secured attested outright set firm hard-edged packed hard-handed consolidated glaring stressed important pointed sober accented iron-clad all-time for life lacking sentiment peaceful recollected untroubled coolheaded serene limpid equal unworried tranquil sedate together placid self-composed smooth for all your life one hundred per cent as hard as nails as tough as old boots toughened by experience no mistake copper-bottomed unalarmed for a face univocal black-and-white well-marked minute forthright graphic pronounced full clean-cut distinguishable noteworthy audible visible tangible undubitable silhouetted vivid well-grounded at peace without loopholes black and white as plain as daylight clearly defined cut and dried crystal clear not vague as plain as the nose on your face

Adjective

Having or showing determination or resolve
purposeful determined firm resolute resolved single-minded steadfast tenacious decided enthusiastic persistent unfaltering ambitious bound committed decisive dedicated deliberate dogged do-or-die driven enterprising fixed intent motivated out persevering positive set settled unwavering immovable strong-willed unshakeable bent calculated focussed focused intense obstinate stalwart staunch steady stubborn telelogical undeviating bent on bent upon hell-bent on hell-bent upon mean business dead set on playing hard ball be out for blood nose to the grindstone strong-minded unswerving obdurate inflexible intransigent unbending unyielding unrelenting intent on determined to insistent on uncompromising relentless unflinching insistent unshaken hell bent on set on committed to the idea of earnest indefatigable pertinacious unhesitating indurate emphatic adamant constant true undaunted implacable unmalleable definite unshakable unflagging resolved to rock-ribbed on one's mettle hell-bent forceful resolute about assured insistent about flat-out dead set all out strict clear-sighted straight out whole-hearted assertive devoted hard in earnest hard-line dominant certain determinate unalterable stable eager prevailing sure inexpugnable unqualified hardened seasoned domineering obsessed monomaniacal hellbent keen going explicit consistent obsessive tireless fanatical industrious stand pat dyed-in-the-wool hard-and-fast never-failing hang tough through-and-through minding rigid inflexible about fixated on committed to single-minded about obsessed with resolved on out to intending to fixed on fanatical about fixed upon decisive about impatient to anxious to obsessive about firm about determined on strong mettlesome steely perseverant spirited pigheaded indomitable plucky intrepid gritty faithful valiant vigorous full of determination go-getting pig-headed brave purposive bold gutsy courageous persisting loyal spunky unchanging stiff manful serious immutable strenuous stout unbendable bulldog four-square stout-hearted tall in the saddle meaning business intent upon untiring inexorable solid ardent headstrong hard-nosed unflappable enduring mulish pushy bullheaded pat fierce zealous stiff-necked unremitting wholehearted avid unvacillating willful abiding diligent hardheaded ossified iron-willed self-willed assiduous defiant patient self-assertive unfluctuating wilful demanding fearless fixated perverse opinionated feisty intractable confident sustained unswervable adamantine inconvincible unmovable imperious established active tough devout convinced confirmed self-opinionated genuine bound and determined absorbed engrossed absolute sincere set in stone concentrated passionate preoccupied concentrating recalcitrant immersed occupied refractory unfailing daring true-blue froward audacious deep inveterate unmanageable contumacious even uniform unvarying fervid impassioned inspired grim contrary balky aspiring dour thirsty restive incompliant invariant desirous regular striving hungry iron unmoved unblinking independent cast-iron pressing compulsive energetic ruthless brick-wall hanging tough self-confident militant wrapped up aggressive difficult hardy vehement heroic hard-driving satisfied stern self-starting dire goal-oriented self-driven ended mature tending inclined predisposed leaning disposed self-disciplined firmly-based fervent unshrinking attentive never-tiring stanch hardboiled buckled down unquestioning immoveable unappeasable fast sedulous uninfluenced not joking sworn tried-and-true responsible pious tried gung ho consumed compelled unintimidated observant possessed unswayable resistant galvanized impelled entire studious all enrapt exclusive whole undivided obsessional induced undefeated impulsive besetting pushed steered galvanised guided standing pat alert watchful going for broke good resilient going all the way in place in position urged on riveted importunate urgent high-powered intensive hopeful hard-working irrepressible firm in spirit perceptive two-fisted sagacious keen as mustard animated tough-minded ironclad resourceful take charge mean honest heartfelt meaning what one says serious-minded engaged enthralled exigent resisting triumphant commanding impatient adventurous bullish fiery game progressive pioneering pushful peremptory high-spirited imposing authoritative thrusting unruly untoward ungovernable wayward forward controlling lively dashing brisk resounding reiterative imperative continuous clamant burning monotonous crying overbearing bossy conclusive peppery gingery gallant valorous unbowed patent composed collected mettled frisky sprightly self-asserting like a ball of fire on the make self-seeking eager beaver power-loving get up and go high-reaching power-hungry desiring success poised powerful undoubting cocksure undoubtful doubtless implicit clear disobedient rebellious incontrollable rebel uncontrollable recusant insubordinate obstreperous obvious plain agreed authoritarian as game as Ned Kelly arranged preset cussed predetermined unchangeable allotted specified prearranged unmistakable harsh self-assured self-reliant unpersuadable defined decreed precise prescribed uncooperative unreasonable uncharitable pitiless disciplinarian severe callous cruel hard-core hard-hearted drastic unforgiving no-nonsense ascetical rigorous iron-fisted tyrannical by the book exacting hardhearted browbeating extreme formidable rough austere ascetic unsparing oppressive merciless unsympathetic astringent stringent draconian autocratic disciplinary heavy-handed grave cool-headed can-do self-possessed final frozen incommutable express exact planned flat inalterable invariable cantankerous stroppy uncompliant bolshie irreversible unbreakable dogmatic heady opinionative unmodifiable definitive stipulated still stated remorseless contrarious writ in stone in the bag hard and fast not subject to change broad malign malevolent maleficent awkward malicious fractious spiteful bloody-minded with one's feet dug in bull-headed with one's toes dug in locked in deaf to reason cross-grained wrong-headed stubborn as a mule unsubtle

Verb

To face a challenge by making a bold, superior effort, lest one gives up and forgoes the opportunity

Noun

A contest held to establish someone's, or something's, superiority or supremacy
competition contest match tournament championship clash event battle bout game duel sport conflict encounter race trial trials war confrontation contention dogfight fight fixture matchup struggle warfare combat concours grapple heat league meet playoff prizefight round scrimmage stakes strife tourney candidacy counteraction derby drive engagement meeting quiz face-off ball game head-to-head athletic event pairing off sweep-stake sweepstakes tug-of-war one on one one-upmanship one-upping horse race rivalry skirmish challenge set-to tussle final fracas scuffle collision gala affray run-in rally test rencounter feud scrap fighting fray hostilities games dustup sports event pageant competitive event tie split playdown play-off showdown joust battle royal attack semifinal hostility boat race competition regatta bloodshed hassle action cup brush sporting event tiebreaker knockout sporting competition armed conflict mill series sports run marathon running siege blitz discord boilover playoffs conflagration striving emulation go scrum dispute shoot-out cup tie armed struggle test match shootout battle royale quarterfinal final round vying argument puzzle stake friendly bat tilt scramble offensive discussion trying proving testing local derby performance competitive fight tangle crisis quest conclave convention gathering matches sports meeting debate warring dust-up incident boxing match convocation clashes duels vendetta hot war controversy counterinsurgency blows arms strategy rematch replay shindy shindig afters field flap mano-a-mano muster congress hunt matchups contests onslaught onset assault melee round-robin heptathlon set pentathlon decathlon athletics ultramarathon biathlon sudden death triathlon cup final beef shock static brawl altercation rumble wrangle row band association group high noon single combat duello mix-up brush-off cyberwar cold war military action turf war monomachy biffo play off finals gunfight fencing field meeting campaign military operation judicial duel sword fight affair of honour armed confrontation armed clash affair of honor meeting for satisfaction of honour sprint chase relay dash scurry pursuit rush Cup final tie-break championship fight final match grand final title fight last leg Super Bowl knockout round final game decider course time trial time-trial relay race steeplechase

Antonym of do or die

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