- A person who will not compromise is an example of an adamant person.
- An unchanging belief that God exists is an example of an adamant belief.
- in ancient times, a hard stone or substance that was supposedly unbreakable
- Old Poet. unbreakable hardness
Origin of adamantMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin adamas (gen. adamantis), the hardest metal from Classical Greek adamas (gen. adamantos) from a-, not + daman, to subdue: see tame
- too hard to be broken
- not giving in or relenting; unyielding
- A stone once believed to be impenetrable in its hardness.
- An extremely hard substance.
Origin of adamantFrom Middle English a hard precious stone from Old French adamaunt from Latin adamās adamant- from Greek unconquerable, hard steel, diamond ; see demə- in Indo-European roots.
- ad′a·mance ad′a·man·cy
(comparative more adamant, superlative most adamant)
- An imaginary rock or mineral of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness.
From Latin adamantem, accusative singular form of adamās (“hard as steel”), from Ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adamas, “invincible”), from ἀ- (a-, “not”) + δαμάζω (damazo, “I tame”).