November 01, 2013
adamant (adjective)
\AD-uh-munt\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: firmly fixed or decided especially against something : unyielding
How do you use it?
Julia is adamant in refusing to use money from her college fund to pay for a trip to Mexico during school vacation.
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Which one of these words do you think is a synonym of "adamant?"

If you stubbornly stuck to A as the right answer, congratulations! "Adamant," "inflexible," and "obdurate" all mean unwilling to change a course or purpose that has been previously decided upon. "Adamant" implies a complete refusal to be moved in spite of all temptation and pleading. ("They are adamant that the work will continue.") "Inflexible" suggests an unyielding loyalty or even slavish obedience to a principle. ("They were inflexible in their demands.") "Obdurate" stresses hardness of heart and insensitivity to appeals for mercy. ("He was obdurate in his refusal to grant a pardon.")
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