adamant adamant  /ˈæ də mənt/


  1. (adj) impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
  2. (n) very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem


  • Although not fully fit, she was adamant to play for her team.


  1. Kidd could be perfect fit in Brooklyn

    Hornell, N.Y. — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov seemed adamant about making a splash when he hired his next coach. First, Prokhorov was rebuffed by Phil Jackson, the lord of the NBA rings. Jackson and his 11 titles would be at the top of anyone’s wish list of currently out-of-work coaches.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Hornell Evening Tribune

  2. Nintendo Chief: A Single Game Can Sell Hardware

    Nintendo is adamant: You won't find Mario and Link in a smartphone's app store anytime soon -- if ever.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

  3. Google's War On Government Secrecy

    Google's Larry Page and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg made adamant announcements on Friday that the government doesn't have back doors to their servers. The announcements were remarkably similar except Page was able to include this line: "Google has worked hard, within the confines of the current laws, to be open about the data requests we receive. We post this information on our Transparency ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "This will depend on to what extent the political parties will be flexible," Othman said in an interview. "But if they stay adamant to their demands then, in my opinion, it will be hard to go forward."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Mahmoud Othman Source: The Associated Press

  2. In Jon Alter's new book, here's Vice President Biden, he says, quote: "At the conclusion of an interview in his West Wing office, Biden was adamant. 'In July of 2011 you're going to see a whole lot of people moving out, be on it,' Biden said as he...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: RealClearPolitics (blog)

  3. "For me it was disappointing. I was excited to meet her but it was a very important match for me too.Nadal, a five-time French Open champion, was adamant he meant no disrespect to the Queen, but had no intention of apologising as he doesn't want to...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Rafael Nadal Source: Daily Mirror

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