I’d like to post a series of what I’ll call ‘exotic words’ (or words which we use or don’t use much these days, or words we read that we find almost out-dated, but interesting. (probably one a week or randomly/daily).
Let’s start with A. Adamant [ad–uh-muh nt, -mant]
Meaning or common uses: U
Not to be confused with Adam Ant of course.
We tend to be more specific these days and quantify our unyielding tendencies with dramatics and a number. ” No way Jose, not doing that, 100%”
Some common uses may be:
…and my favourite,
Ok, so here’s the science bit. Originally adamant was a noun from the Greek ‘a (not) + damao (to tame)’. It meant anything hard like Steel or a– unbreakable. Nowadays it’s an adjective meaning stubborn, determined, relentless or inflexible.
We might not use the word too much these days, but we are capable of displaying its definitions sometimes… right?!