Adamant Definition and Meaning: What is Adamant?
1. unshakable in purpose, determination, or opinion; unyielding
2. a less common word for adamantine
1. any extremely hard or apparently unbreakable substance
2. (Myth & Legend / 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]
Noun 1. adamant - 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"
intransigent, inexorable, adamantine
inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"
adjective determined, firm, fixed, stiff, rigid, set, relentless, stubborn, uncompromising, insistent, resolute, inflexible, unrelenting, inexorable, unyielding, intransigent, immovable, unbending, obdurate, unshakable The minister is adamant that he will not resign.
yielding, compromising, flexible, susceptible, responsive, receptive, easy-going, lax, compliant, pliant, tensile, tractable
: a stone (as a diamond) formerly believed to be of impenetrable hardness
: an unbreakable or extremely hard substance
Examples of ADAMANT
We've tried to talk him into coming with us, but he's adamant about staying here.
<remained adamant about getting the actor's autograph even after he had disappeared backstage>
I am keen not to share my genetic code with my insurer, I am keen that my doctor should know it and use it, but I am adamant to the point of fanaticism that it is my decision.
Synonyms: obstinate, adamantine, bullheaded, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, hard-nosed, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inconvincible, inflexible, intransigent, mulish, obdurate, opinionated, ossified, pat, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, self-opinionated, self-willed, stiff-necked, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful)
Antonyms: acquiescent, agreeable, amenable, compliant, complying, flexible, pliable, pliant, relenting, yielding
adj. Impervious to pleas, appeals, or reason; stubbornly unyielding. See Synonyms at inflexible.
n. A stone once believed to be impenetrable in its hardness.
n. An extremely hard substance.
n. A name applied with more or less indefiniteness to various real or imaginary metals or minerals characterized by extreme hardness: as the diamond
n. the natural opposite of the diamond
n. a lodestone or magnet, and
n. an anti-magnet.
n. In general, any substance of impenetrable or surpassing hardness; that which is impregnable to any force.
adj. resistant to reason; determined; inflexible; unshakeable; unyielding
n. a rock or mineral held by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness
n. an embodiment of impregnable hardness
n. a magnet; a lodestone
n. 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.
n. obsolete Lodestone; magnet.
adj. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
n. very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
The noun ADAMANT has 1 sense:
1. very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
Familiarity information: ADAMANT used as a noun is very rare.
The adjective ADAMANT has 1 sense:
1. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
Familiarity information: ADAMANT used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
• ADAMANT (noun)
Very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
Nouns denoting substances
Hypernyms ("adamant" is a kind of...):
atomic number 6; C; carbon (an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds)
transparent gem (a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adamant"):
black diamond; carbonado (an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing)
• ADAMANT (adjective)
Impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
adamant; intransigent; inexorable; adamantine
he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind / Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him / an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency
What is another word for adamant?
obstinate, obdurate, unyielding, unbending, inflexible, unwavering, immovable, resolute, steadfast, stubborn, fixed, resistant
Definition of adamant
refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind: he is adamant that he is not going to resign
[mass noun] archaic
a legendary rock or mineral to which many properties were attributed, formerly associated with diamond or lodestone.
Old English (as a noun), from Old French adamaunt-, via Latin from Greek adamas, adamant-, 'untameable, invincible' (later used to denote the hardest metal or stone, hence diamond), from a- 'not' + daman 'to tame'. The phrase to be adamant dates from the 1930s, although adjectival use had been implied in such collocations as ‘an adamant heart’ since the 16th century
Adamant sentence examples
Adamant about this need for someone to be at fault than anyone I have ever taught.
Adamant that the company is now looking for a period of stability.
Adamant on this point.
Adamant opposition to union recognition in the NHU.
He was equally adamant that time was of the very essence.
He remains adamant that he will not change the way he live.
Adamant that the club’s stance regarding the player has not changed.
The doctors had been absolutely adamant that she wasn't going to get better.
Jill had also seemed pretty adamant he wasn't in love with her.
Adamant that man can never be truly happy or free in this life but in the next.
Q. you were quite adamant earlier on that you hadn't touched her.
People talk about being bullish or bearish and become very adamant about the direction they believe their interests will travel.
Adamant that little work had gone on on the protection level and I accept that evidence from him.
Why am I so adamant in my condemnation of the monopoly?
Adamant that people should know what they are consuming.
Nonetheless, Taylor is still adamant he is the man to put things right.
Adamant that growers .. .
She was also adamant her children got the support they needed.