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Word of the Day 08/18/20 Adamantine

Adamantine (adjective)
adamantine [ ad-uh-man-teen, -tin, -tahyn ]


adjective
1. utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion.
2. too hard to cut, break, or pierce.
3. like a diamond in luster.

WORDS RELATED TO ADAMANTINE
adamant, firm, hardheaded, implacable, incompliant, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, pigheaded, relentless, remorseless, rigid, unbendable, unbending, unbreakable, uncompliant

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Origin: 1200–1250; Middle English < Latin adamantinus < Greek adamántinos.See adamant, -ine

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ADAMANTINE
The Latin hyacinthĭnus and adamantĭnus are parallel words, yet Milton has 'hyacinthin' for the one and 'adamantine' for the other.
SOCIETY FOR PURE ENGLISH TRACT 4|JOHN SARGEAUNT

Why should the "adamantine lips" of sixty-eight pounders salute those little babies?
PUNCH - VOLUME 25 (JUL-DEC 1853)|VARIOUS

But Sir John had met all her wiles with his adamantine smile.
WITH EDGED TOOLS|HENRY SETON MERRIMAN

Again—“Before I die, I think my literary fame may be fixed on an adamantine foundation.”
CALAMITIES AND QUARRELS OF AUTHORS|ISAAC DISRAELI

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