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Adamant vs. Intransigent — What's the Difference?

Adamant vs. Intransigent — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Adamant and Intransigent

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Adamant

Adamant in classical mythology is an archaic form of diamond. In fact, the English word diamond is ultimately derived from adamas, via Late Latin diamas and Old French diamant.

Intransigent

Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising.

Adamant

Refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind
He is adamant that he is not going to resign

Intransigent

Unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable.
Don't waste your time trying to change his mind: he's completely intransigent.

Adamant

A legendary rock or mineral to which many properties were attributed, formerly associated with diamond or lodestone.
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Intransigent

A person who is intransigent.

Adamant

Not willing to change one's opinion, purpose, or principles; unyielding.

Intransigent

Refusing compromise; uncompromising; inflexible; irreconcilable.

Adamant

A stone once believed to be impenetrable in its hardness.

Intransigent

Not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unsusceptible to persuasion;
He is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him
An intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendancy

Adamant

An extremely hard substance.

Adamant

(said of people and their conviction) Firm; unshakeable; unyielding; determined.

Adamant

(of an object) Very difficult to break, pierce, or cut.

Adamant

An imaginary rock or mineral of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness.

Adamant

An embodiment of impregnable hardness.

Adamant

(obsolete) A lodestone.

Adamant

A stone imagined by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness; but in modern mineralogy it has no technical signification. It is now a rhetorical or poetical name for the embodiment of impenetrable hardness.
Opposed the rocky orbOf tenfold adamant, his ample shield.

Adamant

Lodestone; magnet.
As true to thee as steel to adamant.

Adamant

Very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

Adamant

Not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unsusceptible to persuasion;
He is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him
An intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendancy

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