Word – Adamant
Adamant – Word of the Day
(adjective): Refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind.
This word originated in the 16th century from Greek word via Latin as adamas or adamant which means incapable of being subdued or unbeatable. Historically during the 17th century adamant was believed to be a stone of hard substance which is impossible to break that easily, such as diamond. Later it was used in Old French as adamaunt and in Old English as adamant.
Adjective usage – Adamant:
- The manager seemed quite adamant about getting the work delivered before 5 pm.
- My father becomes very adamant about doing things according to his plan, whenever we go for outing.
- Sam remained adamant that he would not change his eating habits.
- The union seemed quite adamant about getting a hike this year.
- Jay seemed adamant about pursuing masters in economics after completing his bachelors in engineering.
- The teacher is adamant about taking a test today, even though no one is prepared.
Adverb usage – Adamantly:
- She believed adamantly in the power of knowledge.
- My brother adamantly refused to shift his belongings in the new house.
- The receptionist adamantly refused to change her behaviour towards her clients.
- Clarisa adamantly refused to get married, even though her mother kept asking her to do so.
- “Move quickly!” the trainer yelled adamantly at the players who appeared quite lethargic on the ground.
- She adamantly refused to be called a cheater and a liar, even though she was caught red handed while lying.