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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 ?
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.
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.
And he took his strong spear, pointed with shining bronze, and on his valiant head set a well-made helm of adamant, cunningly wrought, which fitted closely on the temples; and that guarded the head of god-like Heracles.
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.
The frozen snows of January still lay like adamant in the crosstown streets.
High in the midst exalted as a God Th' Apostat in his Sun-bright Chariot sate Idol of Majestie Divine, enclos'd With Flaming Cherubim, and golden Shields; Then lighted from his gorgeous Throne, for now 'Twixt Host and Host but narrow space was left, A dreadful interval, and Front to Front Presented stood in terrible array Of hideous length: before the cloudie Van, On the rough edge of battel ere it joyn'd, SATAN with vast and haughtie strides advanc't, Came towring, armd in Adamant and Gold; ABDIEL that sight endur'd not, where he stood Among the mightiest, bent on highest deeds, And thus his own undaunted heart explores.
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.
Snagsby in the light of a determined enemy to virtue, with a forehead of brass and a heart of adamant, that unfortunate tradesman becomes yet more disconcerted and is in a very advanced state of low spirits and false position when Mr.
Why, these latter are as hard as adamant, as straight as a line, as smooth as a floor, and as white as snow.
And then she inveigled Sheldon into agreeing that she could take occasional cruises in the islands, though he was adamant when it came to a recruiting trip on Malaita.
He stands for a multitude of cold Anglo-Saxon laws, adamant, incorruptible, inflexible - as certain as the laws of Nature herself.