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Adamant (uncompromising; unyielding) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun adamant

What does adamant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adamants

  1. very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of adamant: diamond
    • more generic terms: atomic number 6 / C / carbon = an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; transparent gem = a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
    • more specific terms: black diamond / carbonado = an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing

Alternative definition of the noun adamant


  1. a rock or mineral held by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness
  2. an embodiment of impregnable hardness
  3. a magnet; a lodestone

Definition of the adjective adamant

What does adamant mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

Alternative definition of the adjective adamant


  1. resistant to reason; determined; inflexible; unshakeable; unyielding

Definition of the adjective adamant for high school students

    impervious, immovable, unyielding
    • example: Though public pressure was intense, the President remained adamant about his proposal.

The adjective adamant is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


Adamant is a small, unincorporated community in the town of Calais, Vermont in Washington County, Vermont, United States, in the central part of the state.


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Adamant and 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 αδαμαστος, meaning "untameable". Adamantite and adamantium are also common variants.

  • also known as Diamant, アダマンド

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adamant

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Google previewBarron's Officer Candidate School Test (2006)

by Rod Powers

Used as an adjective, adamant means impervious to pleas, appeals, or reason; stubbornly unyielding. 2. The correct answer is b - owner. A proprietor is one who owns or owns and manages a business or other such establishment. 3.

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

adamant This was a somewhat mythical rock or mineral, sometimes identified as either diamond or lodestone, to which a number of contradictory ...

Google previewHastings' Dictionary of the Bible (2015)

by Hastings, James

See Adami-nekeb Adamant ADAMANT is twice (Eze. 3:9, Zec.

Google previewBiblical and Theological Bible Dictionary (2015)

by Watson, Richard

Adamant. רימש , 'Αδαμας, Sir. 16:16. A stone of impenetrable hardness. Sometimes this name is given to the diamond;and so itis rendered, Jer. 17:1. But the Hebrew word rathermeansa very hard kindof stone, probably the smiris, which ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels (2015)

by Hastings, James

Adamant. רימש , 'Αδαμας, Sir. 16:16. A stone of impenetrable hardness. Sometimes this name is given to the diamond;and so itis rendered, Jer. 17:1. But the Hebrew word rathermeansa very hard kindof stone, probably the smiris, which ...

Google previewA Valency Dictionary of English (2004)

A Corpus-based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives by Thomas Herbst

adamant adjective P1 P2 P3 attr They have ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Bible: Red-Sea-Zuzims (1863)

by William Smith

ADAMANT ("VOIP, sh&mtr : iSojiirriros : adamas *). The word Sh&mtr occurs as a common noun eleven times in the 0. T. In eight of these passages it evidently stands for some prickly plant, and accordingly it is rendered " briers ...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

adamant ('adamant) ad/ not yielding; determined, adamantly adv SEE PANEL adapt (a'dxpt) vb make or become suitable, esp. by adjusting and modifying, adaptable ad; adaptability a adaptation n adaptor n a device ...

Google previewThe Bible Dictionary (2015)

by Rand, William W.

ADAMANT. A name anciently used for the diamond, the hardest of all minerals. It is used for cutting or writing upon glass and other hard substances, Jeremiah 17: 1. It is also employed figuratively, Ezekiel 3:9; Zechariah 7:12. Others supposed ...

Google previewThe Ridley Scott Encyclopedia (2009)

by Laurence Raw

ADAM ADAMANT LIVES! GB 1966 TV series, 29 X 50-min episodes, b/w. Production Company: British Broadcasting Corporation. Producer: Verity Lambert . Directors: Moira Armstrong (seven episodes), Philip Dudley (four episodes), Ridley ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... Abstracted from the folio edition of the author ... Fourteenth edition, corrected, etc (1815)

by Samuel Johnson


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I am very adamant about keeping my private life private. I don't prefer to talk about my family. (Luis Miguel)
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Scrabble value of A1D2A1M3A1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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