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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-uh-man-teen, -tin, -tahyn]
    • /ˌæd əˈmæn tin, -tɪn, -taɪn/
    • /ædəˈmæntaɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-uh-man-teen, -tin, -tahyn]
    • /ˌæd əˈmæn tin, -tɪn, -taɪn/

Definitions of adamantine word

  • adjective adamantine very hard; unbreakable or unyielding 3
  • adjective adamantine having the lustre of a diamond 3
  • adjective adamantine of or like adamant; very hard, as dental enamel; unbreakable 3
  • adjective adamantine unyielding; firm 3
  • adjective adamantine utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion. 1
  • adjective adamantine too hard to cut, break, or pierce. 1

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Origin of adamantine

First appearance:

before 1200
One of the 9% oldest English words
1200-1250; Middle English < Latin adamantinus < Greek adamántinos. See adamant, -ine1

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Parts of speech for Adamantine


adamantine popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adamantine

adj adamantine

  • adamant — If someone is adamant about something, they are determined not to change their mind about it.
  • firm — not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture.
  • hardheaded — not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
  • implacable — not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable: an implacable enemy.
  • incompliant — not compliant; unyielding.

adjective adamantine

  • stubborn — unreasonably obstinate; obstinately unmoving: a stubborn child.

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