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Definition of "adamant" []

  • Impervious to pleas, appeals, or reason; stubbornly unyielding. See Synonyms at inflexible. (adjective)
  • A stone once believed to be impenetrable in its hardness. (noun)
  • An extremely hard substance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adamant" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "I was adamant from the outset that it should be packaged like fiction … petite |"
  • "Still, Republicans say they remain adamant that public broadcasting cannot receive funding at the expense of healthcare and education programs."