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 (ăd′ə-mənt, -mănt′)
Not willing to change one's opinion, purpose, or principles; unyielding.
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.
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Gremminger said she and another passenger were concerned that the dog would not be safe inside the overhead bin, but assumed that the flight attendant's adamancy meant that there must be air ventilation inside the compartment.
(62.) Irving Spiegel, "Soviet Adamancy on Jews Decried," New York Times, April 8, 1968.
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