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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.

adamant

(ˈædəmənt)
adj
1. unshakable in purpose, determination, or opinion; unyielding
2. a less common word for adamantine1
n
3. any extremely hard or apparently unbreakable substance
4. (European Myth & Legend) a legendary stone said to be impenetrable, often identified with the diamond or loadstone
[Old English: from Latin adamant-, stem of adamas, from Greek; literal meaning perhaps: unconquerable, from a-1 + daman to tame, conquer]
ˈadamantly adv

ad•a•mant

(ˈæd ə mənt, -ˌmænt)

adj.
1. utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion; inflexible.
2. hard; adamantine.
n.
3. any unyieldingly hard substance.
4. a legendary stone of impenetrable hardness, formerly sometimes identified with the diamond.
[1350–1400; < Old French adamaunt < Latin adamant-, adamas hard metal, diamond < Greek]
ad•a•man•cy (ˈæd ə mən si) ad`a•mance, n.
ad′a•mant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adamant - very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gemadamant - very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
black diamond, carbonado - an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
Adj.1.adamant - impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency"
inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"

adamant

adamant

adjective
Translations
عَنِيد، صَلْب، مُتَصَلِّب
neústupnýpevný
ubøjeligurokkelig
tántoríthatatlan
ósveigjanlegur
tvirtas
nelokāms
neoblomný

adamant

[ˈædəmənt] ADJ (fig) → firme, inflexible
he was adamant in his refusalse mantuvo firme or inflexible en su negativa

adamant

[ˈædəmənt] adjinflexible
to be adamant about sth → être inflexible au sujet de qch
to be adamant that ... → maintenir de manière catégorique que ...

adamant

adjhart; refusal alsohartnäckig; to be adamantunnachgiebig sein, darauf bestehen; since you’re adamantda Sie darauf bestehen; he was adamant about goinger bestand hartnäckig darauf zu gehen; he was adamant in his refusaler weigerte sich hartnäckig

adamant

[ˈædəmənt] adjinflessibile, irremovibile

adamant

(ˈӕdəmənt) adjective
determined or insistent. an adamant refusal.
References in classic literature ?
In this enterprise, however, he had more real difficulties than generally fell to the lot of a knight-errant of yore, who seldom had anything but giants, enchanters, fiery dragons, and such like easily conquered adversaries, to contend with and had to make his way merely through gates of iron and brass, and walls of adamant to the castle keep, where the lady of his heart was confined; all which he achieved as easily as a man would carve his way to the centre of a Christmas pie; and then the lady gave him her hand as a matter of course.
He could not be persuaded to do a thing while it could do any good--he was iron, he was adamant in his stubbornness then--but as soon as the thing had reached a point where it would be positively harmful to do it, do it he would, and nothing could stop him.
Man,' said the Ghost, `if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is.
But it looked at me over the head of Red Whisker, and I was adamant.
O Progeny of Heav'n, Empyreal Thrones, With reason hath deep silence and demurr Seis'd us, though undismaid: long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light; Our prison strong, this huge convex of Fire, Outrageous to devour, immures us round Ninefold, and gates of burning Adamant Barr'd over us prohibit all egress.
The bottom, or under surface, which appears to those who view it below, is one even regular plate of adamant, shooting up to the height of about two hundred yards.
This mountain is composed of adamant, which attracts to itself all the iron and nails in your ship; and as we are helplessly drawn nearer, the force of attraction will become so great that the iron and nails will fall out of the ships and cling to the mountain, and the ships will sink to the bottom with all that are in them.
Is man of adamant he should outlast The giants of the grove?
Let him not stay long, in one city or town; more or less as the place deserveth, but not long; nay, when he stayeth in one city or town, let him change his lodging from one end and part of the town, to another; which is a great adamant of acquaintance.
Gandinot, adamant in his official role, was immovable.
Why, these latter are as hard as adamant, as straight as a line, as smooth as a floor, and as white as snow.
At this moment the young man, supporting himself on his two elbows, drew close to Aramis's face, with such an expression of dignity, of self- command and of defiance even, that the bishop felt the electricity of enthusiasm strike in devouring flashes from that great heart of his, into his brain of adamant.