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Date: 800-900
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin adamas 'hardest metal, diamond', from Greek

adamant

adjective
     
ad‧a‧mant
determined not to change your opinion or a decision that you have made:
She begged me to change my mind, but I remained adamant.
adamant that
Michael Jackson is adamant that he will not tour this year.
adamantly adverb:
Britain is adamantly opposed to the new directive.

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