ad·​a·​mant·​ly ˈa-də-mənt-lē How to pronounce adamantly (audio)
: in an adamant manner : with great insistence or determination
They adamantly refused to answer any more questions.
He adamantly denies the allegations.
Although flexible on the subject of research, she adamantly opposes killing animals for food.Bettyann Kevles

Examples of adamantly in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adamantly was in 1897

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“Adamantly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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