Meaning of ADAMANT in English



Pronunciation: ' a-d ə -m ə nt, - ˌ mant

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin adamant-, adamas hardest metal, diamond, from Greek

Date: 14th century

1 : a stone (as a diamond) formerly believed to be of impenetrable hardness

2 : an unbreakable or extremely hard substance

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