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adamant

adjective uk   /ˈæd.ə.mənt/ us  
impossible to persuade, or unwilling to change an opinion or decision: [+ that] I've told her she should stay at home and rest but she's adamant that she's coming.
adamantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The mayor is adamantly opposed to any tax increase.
Translations of “adamant”
in Spanish inflexible…
in French inflexible…
in German unnachgiebig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 固執的, 堅決的,堅定不移的…
in Russian непреклонный…
in Turkish inatçı, dik başlı, dediğim dedikçi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 固执的, 坚决的,坚定不移的…
in Polish nieugięty…
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