adamantine

adamantine
/ad'euh man"teen, -tin, -tuyn/, adj.
1. utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion.
2. too hard to cut, break, or pierce.
3. like a diamond in luster.
[1200-1250; ME < L adamantinus < Gk adamántinos. See ADAMANT, -INE1]

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