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ad·a·mant

 (ăd′ə-mənt, -mănt′)
adj.
Not willing to change one's opinion, purpose, or principles; unyielding.
n.
1. A stone once believed to be impenetrable in its hardness.
2. An extremely hard substance.

[From Middle English, a hard precious stone, from Old French adamaunt, from Latin adamās, adamant-, from Greek, unconquerable, hard steel, diamond; see demə- in Indo-European roots.]

ad′a·mance, ad′a·man·cy n.
ad′a·mant·ly adv.

adamance

(ˈædəməns) or

adamancy

n
a state of resoluteness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adamance - resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexibleadamance - resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
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