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English noun: firmness

1. firmness (attribute) the muscle tone of healthy tissue


SamplesHis muscular firmness.


Synonymssoundness


Broader (hypernym)strength


Antonymsunsoundness

2. firmness (attribute) the trait of being resolute


SamplesHis resoluteness carried him through the battle.
It was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work.


Synonymsfirmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)adamance, bullheadedness, decision, decisiveness, determination, obduracy, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, possession, purpose, self-command, self-control, self-possession, self-will, self-will, single-mindedness, steadfastness, steadiness, stiffness, stubbornness, sturdiness, unyieldingness, will power, willpower


Antonymsirresoluteness, irresolution

3. firmness (attribute) the property of being unyielding to the touch


Broader (hypernym)hardness

4. firmness (attribute) the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place


Synonymssteadiness


Broader (hypernym)immovability, immovableness


Narrower (hyponym)granite, stability, stableness, sureness


Antonymsricketiness, unsteadiness









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