Adjective hard line has 1 sense
  1. hard-line, hardline - firm and uncompromising; "a hard-line policy"
    Antonyms: compromising, conciliatory, flexible (indirect, via uncompromising)
,Noun hard line has 1 sense
  1. hard line - a firm and uncompromising stance or position; "the governor took a hard line on drugs"
    --1 is a kind of
    position, stance, posture