Definition of 'adamant'


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1. A rock or mineral held by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness.

2. An embodiment of impregnable hardness.

3. A magnet; a lodestone.

4. A stone once believed to be impenetrable in its hardness.

5. An extremely hard substance.

6. A stone imagined by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness; but in modern mineralogy it has no technical signification. It is now a rhetorical or poetical name for the embodiment of impenetrable hardness.

7. obsolete Lodestone; magnet.

8. very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

9. a lodestone or magnet, and

10. the natural opposite of the diamond

11. In general, any substance of impenetrable or surpassing hardness; that which is impregnable to any force.

12. an anti-magnet.

13. A name applied with more or less indefiniteness to various real or imaginary metals or minerals characterized by extreme hardness: as the diamond

14. Firm; unshakeable; unyielding; determined.

15. Not willing to change one's opinion, purpose, or principles; unyielding.


1. Mr McClintock is adamant that Alex must go to school in the States.

2. He had made his decision before they arrived, and he remained adamant.

3. He half turned, sat, and felt the concrete adamant through the thin foam mattress, its cold plastic cover.

4. While some analysts believe the Fed's move has been largely priced in, others remain adamant that the U.S. currency will suffer as long as policy is eased further.

5. I was adamant from the outset that it should be packaged like fiction … petite |

6. Still, Republicans say they remain adamant that public broadcasting cannot receive funding at the expense of healthcare and education programs.

7. Anorexia is defined as the adamant conscious refusal to eat, to the point of self-starvation; in extreme cases, it can be so severe as to cause death.

8. I shall say, he that can take a prospect of the eternally miserable condition of multitudes among whom we live, and the approaching miseries which, without repentance and reformation, will not be avoided, and not spend some tears on them, hath a heart like a flint or adamant, that is capable of no impression.

9. It is the greatest kind of hardness; and hence they are said to be harder than a rock, or than an adamant, that is, harder than flint; so hard, that nothing can enter (Jer 5: 3; Zech 7: 12).

10. I'm always kind of adamant that musicians should not be visual artists.

11. Director Ruba Nadda says she was "adamant" that the character be 50 years old.

12. Laura Bush was "adamant" about it, but kept it all quiet.

13. ‘Sampson is adamant in her belief that language requirements for admission should be stricter.’

14. ‘They were adamant that they would not allow the council to carry out work on the house nor the family to take up residence.’

15. ‘However, Maria is adamant that gender has never been an issue in her career.’

16. ‘But the peace protesters were adamant that civil disobedience was the only course of action left to them.’

17. ‘We tried to persuade them to let us show the film at Edinburgh, but Venice's new director was adamant that we couldn't.’

18. ‘But he is adamant that there is not a word of truth in any of these stories, and that, for the time being at least, he is here to stay.’

19. ‘Andrew was adamant that his son would not suffer the horrors he had.’

20. ‘The biotech companies remain adamant that they will not foot the bill, and that it is a matter for insurance by farmers.’

21. ‘College authorities are adamant that the issue has been dealt with.’

22. ‘At the time, they were adamant that women were queuing up for copies.’

23. ‘She's adamant that she'll begin an indefinite hunger strike once she reaches jail.’

24. ‘The mast has been shown to adhere to safe radiation levels but Ryan is adamant that it gives him headaches and dizzy spells.’

25. ‘When I started this site, I was adamant that no personal details of my life would find their way on to these pages.’

26. ‘However, the spokesman was adamant that the nursery had not been forced out of the church hall by rent increases.’

27. ‘The group is adamant that these protests will continue until the club is closed.’

28. ‘The port authority has been adamant that a split train unloading system was not an option.’

29. ‘The calls stopped abruptly that weekend, but Frisk is adamant that his decision is final.’

30. ‘He is adamant that he will never marry again and guards his new-found freedom fiercely.’

31. ‘Findlay is no less adamant when it comes to future funding for the company.’

32. ‘Many of them, I am afraid, are simply adamant in their views and are not interested in the evidence.’

33. he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind

Other users have misspelling adamant as:

1. adaman 2.69%

2. adament 2.69%

3. Other 94.62%

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