Incapable of being subdued, overcome, or vanquished.
* 1902 , , The Four Feathers , ch. 1:
* 1910 , , A Shepherd's Life , ch. 7:
- Personal courage and an indomitable self-confidence were the chief, indeed the only, qualities which sprang to light in General Feversham.
* 2007 , , "
- But he was a youth of indomitable spirit, strong and agile as a wild cat.
When Betty Got Frank," Time , 31 March:
- Nobody came on to the movie camera—wrapped it in a bear hug and wrestled it to submission—like Betty Hutton. They called this 40s singer-actress "the Blitzkrieg blond" . . . . [S]he was indomitable , unstoppable.
* impregnable, inexpugnable, insuperable, insurmountable, invincible, never-say-die, unbeatable, unconquerable, unsubduable, unsurmountable, unvanquishable
* adamaunt (obsolete)
Firm; unshakeable; unyielding; determined.
* See also
An imaginary rock or mineral of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness.
, year= 1582
, title= The first booke of the Christian exercise, appertayning to resolution
, url= http://books.google.com/books?id=gvbik25DcCgC&pg=PT144
, chapter= 8
, section =
, publisher= G. Flinton
, passage= This then is and alwayes hath ben the fashion of Worldlinges, & reprobate persons, to harden their hartes as an adamant
stone, against anye thinge that shalbe tolde the for amendement of their lives, and for the savinge of their soules.
An embodiment of impregnable hardness.
* 1956 , , The City and the Stars , p 34
A magnet; a lodestone.
* 1594–96 , :
- Unprotected matter, however adamant , would have been ground to dust ages ago.
- You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant :
- But yet you draw not iron, for all my heart
- Is true as steel. Leave you your power to draw,
- And I shall have no power to follow you.