adamance

noun
ad·​a·​mance | \ ˈa-də-mən(t)s How to pronounce adamance (audio) \

Definition of adamance

Examples of adamance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Limbaugh is the one exploiting hurricanes for political purposes, with his adamance that climate change isn’t behind these hurricanes. Graham Vyse, New Republic, 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of adamance

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adamance

adam(ant) entry 1 + -ance

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“Adamance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adamance. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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