Word:

Adamant

Ad´a`mant   Pronunciation: ăd´å`mănt
n.1.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.
Opposed the rocky orb
Of tenfold adamant, his ample shield.
- Milton.
2.Lodestone; magnet.
As true to thee as steel to adamant.
- Greene.
Noun1.adamant - very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
Synonyms: diamond
Adj.1.adamant - not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unsusceptible to persuasion; "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 tendancy"
adamantine, at a standstill, cast-iron, dour, flintlike, flinty, frozen, granitelike, granitic, grim, hard, hard-core, immobile, immotile, immotive, immovable, immutable, implacable, impliable, inductile, inelastic, inexorable, inextensible, inextensile, inextensional, inflexible, intractable, intractile, intransigent, iron, irreconcilable, irremovable, irresilient, lithic, marblelike, nonelastic, nonstretchable, obdurate, pat, petrified, petrogenic, relentless, rigid, rigorous, rock, rock-ribbed, slaty, standpat, stationary, steely, stern, stiff, stone, stubborn, unaffected, unalterable, unbending, unchangeable, uncompromising, unextendible, unextensible, unflexible, ungiving, unlimber, unmalleable, unmovable, unmoved, unmoving, unpliable, unpliant, unrelenting, unswayable, untractable
Browse
Adalia bipunctata
Adaline
Adam
Adam and Eve
Adam Smith
Adam's ale
Adam's apple
Adam's flannel
Adam's needle
Adam's needle-and-thread
Adam's Peak
adam-and-eve
Adam7
Adamakegen
adamance
adamancy
-- Adamant --
Adamantean
Adamantine
adamantly
Adambulacral
Adamic
Adamic earth
Adamite
ADAMO
Adams
Adams-Stokes syndrome
Adana
Adance
Adangle
Adansonia
Adansonia digitata
Adansonia gregorii
Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home