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  • 1Adamant — Adamantand similar words are used to refer to any especially hard substance, whether composed of diamond, some other gemstone, or some type of metal. Both adamant and diamond derive from the Greek word αδαμας ( adamas ), meaning untameable .… …

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  • 2adamant — /ˈædəmənt / (say aduhmuhnt) adjective 1. firm in purpose or opinion; unyielding. 2. hard as adamant; adamantine. –noun 3. (in ancient times) some impenetrably hard substance, variously identified later as the diamond or the lodestone. {Latin… …

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  • 3adamant — 1. adjective resistant to reason; determined; inflexible; unshakeable; unyielding 2. noun a) a rock or mineral held by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the …

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  • 4adamant — [adj1] unyielding determined, firm, fixed, hanging tough*, hard nosed, immovable, inexorable, inflexible, insistent, intransigent, obdurate, pat*, relentless, resolute, rigid, set, set in stone*, standing pat*, stiff, stubborn, unbendable,… …

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  • 5Adamant (disambiguation) — Adamant is a poetic term used to refer to any especially hard substance. It may also refer to:* Adamant , an iron barque (sailing ship) that brought immigrants to New Zealand in the late 19th century. * Adam Adamant Lives! , a BBC television… …

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  • 6adamant — [ad′ə mənt, ad′əmant΄] n. [ME & OFr < L adamas (gen. adamantis), the hardest metal < Gr adamas (gen. adamantos) < a , not + daman, to subdue: see TAME] 1. in ancient times, a hard stone or substance that was supposedly unbreakable 2. Old …

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  • 7adamant — Its use as an adjective meaning ‘stubbornly unshakeable or inflexible’ is surprisingly recent (1930s); as a noun meaning a hard rock or mineral it goes back to the time of King Alfred, originally as a vague term often imbued with fabulous… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8hard-line — [adj] firm adamant, hard boiled*, hard core, hard nosed*, inflexible, militant, stand pat*, staunch, steadfast, stern, stiff, strict, unbending, uncompromising, ungiving, unyielding; concepts 267,403,542 …

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  • 9adamant — I adjective callous, firm, frozen, hard hearted, immovable, immutable, implacable, inelastic, inexorable, inflexible, intractable, irreconcilable, merciless, obdurate, persistent, pertinacious, resolute, rigid, stationary, stiff, stubborn, tough …

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  • 10adamant — {{11}}adamant (adj.) late 14c., hard, unbreakable, from ADAMANT (Cf. adamant) (n.). Figurative sense of unshakeable first recorded 1670s. Related: Adamantly; adamance. {{12}}adamant (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. adamant and directly from L. adamantem …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11adamant — [14] In Greek, adamas meant ‘unbreakable, invincible’. It was formed from the verb daman ‘subdue, break down’ (which came from the same source as English tame) plus the negative prefix a . It developed a noun usage as a ‘hard substance’,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 12adamant — [14] In Greek, adamas meant ‘unbreakable, invincible’. It was formed from the verb daman ‘subdue, break down’ (which came from the same source as English tame) plus the negative prefix a . It developed a noun usage as a ‘hard substance’,… …

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  • 13adamant — adamancy /ad euh meuhn see/, adamance, n. adamantly, adv. /ad euh meuhnt, mant /, adj. 1. utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc. 2. too hard to cut, break, or pierce. n. 3. any impenetrably or… …

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  • 14adamant — ad•a•mant [[t]ˈæd ə mənt, ˌmænt[/t]] adj. 1) utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion; inflexible 2) hard; adamantine 3) any unyieldingly hard substance 4) jew a legendary stone of impenetrable hardness, formerly sometimes identified with the… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15hard — /hahrd/, adj., harder, hardest, adv., harder, hardest, n. adj. 1. not soft; solid and firm to the touch; unyielding to pressure and impenetrable or almost impenetrable. 2. firmly formed; tight: a hard knot. 3. difficult to do or accomplish;… …

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  • 16hard — Synonyms and related words: Herculean, Philistine, about, absolute, abstruse, accented, acerb, acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, actively, acute, adamant, adamantine, addictive, adverse, afflictive, agonizing, agonizingly, alcoholic, all but, almost,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17adamant — adj 1. flinty, stonelike, rock, rock hard, hard as rock, adamantine; impenetrable; unbreakable, infrangible, imperishable, indestructable. 2. immovable, inflexible, rigid, stiff, firm, unshakeable, obdurate, inexorable, intractable, unyielding,… …

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  • 18adamant — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin adamant , adamas hardest metal, diamond, from Greek Date: 14th century 1. a stone (as a diamond) formerly believed to be of impenetrable hardness 2. an unbreakable or extremely hard …

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  • 19adamant — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. adamantine, hard; inflexible, immovable, firm. See hardness, obstinacy. Ant., easygoing; yielding. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. fixed, inflexible, set, settled; see inflexible , resolute 2 . See… …

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  • 20adamant — adj. & n. adj. stubbornly resolute; resistant to persuasion. n. archaic diamond or other hard substance. Derivatives: adamance n. adamantine adj. adamantly adv. Etymology: OF adamaunt f. L adamas adamant untameable f. Gk (as A (1), damao to tame) …

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