Indomitable vs Adamant - What's the difference?

indomitable | adamant |


As adjectives the difference between indomitable and adamant

is that indomitable is incapable of being subdued, overcome, or vanquished while adamant is firm; unshakeable; unyielding; determined.

As a noun adamant is

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

indomitable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Incapable of being subdued, overcome, or vanquished.
  • * 1902 , , The Four Feathers , ch. 1:
  • Personal courage and an indomitable self-confidence were the chief, indeed the only, qualities which sprang to light in General Feversham.
  • * 1910 , , A Shepherd's Life , ch. 7:
  • But he was a youth of indomitable spirit, strong and agile as a wild cat.
  • * 2007 , , " 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.

    Synonyms

    * impregnable, inexpugnable, insuperable, insurmountable, invincible, never-say-die, unbeatable, unconquerable, unsubduable, unsurmountable, unvanquishable

    adamant

    Alternative forms

    * adamaunt (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Firm; unshakeable; unyielding; determined.
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An imaginary rock or mineral of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year= 1582 , year_published= , author= , by= , title= The first booke of the Christian exercise, appertayning to resolution , url= http://books.google.com/books?id=gvbik25DcCgC&pg=PT144 , original= , chapter= 8 , section = , isbn= , edition= , publisher= G. Flinton , location= , editor= , volume= , page= , 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
  • Unprotected matter, however adamant , would have been ground to dust ages ago.
  • A magnet; a lodestone.
  • * 1594–96 , :
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    * adamance (pos n) * adamantane (pos a) * adamantean (pos a) * adamantine (pos a) * adamantly (pos adv)

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