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Meaning of FIRMNESS

Pronunciation:  f'urmnus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
  2. [n]  the trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
  3. [n]  the property of being unyielding to the touch
  4. [n]  the firmness and tone of healthy tissue; "his muscle firmness"

FIRMNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: resoluteness, resolution, resolve, soundness, steadiness
 Antonyms: irresoluteness, irresolution, unsteadiness
 See Also: adamance, bullheadedness, decision, decisiveness, determination, granite, hardness, immovability, immovableness, obduracy, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, purpose, self-command, self-control, self-will, single-mindedness, stability, stableness, steadfastness, strength, stubbornness, sureness, trait, unyieldingness, willpower



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Firm"ness\, n.
The state or quality of being firm.

Syn: {Firmness}, {Constancy}.

Usage: Firmness belongs to the will, and constancy to the
       affections and principles; the former prevents us from
       yielding, and the latter from fluctuating. Without
       firmness a man has no character; ``without
       constancy,'' says Addison, ``there is neither love,
       friendship, nor virtue in the world.''