from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Firm; unshakeable; unyielding; determined.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. Lodestone; magnet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
- n. very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
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.
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Still, Republicans say they remain adamant that public broadcasting cannot receive funding at the expense of healthcare and education programs.
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.
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.
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).
I'm always kind of adamant that musicians should not be visual artists.
Director Ruba Nadda says she was "adamant" that the character be 50 years old.
Laura Bush was "adamant" about it, but kept it all quiet.
Speaking at a seminar on the state response to the crime problem, senior researcher Johan Burger said that he was "adamant" that the strategy had failed.