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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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adamant

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adamant

adjective
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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
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adamant

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

[ˈædəmənt] adjinflessibile, irremovibile
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adamant

(ˈӕdəmənt) adjective
determined or insistent. an adamant refusal.
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