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English noun: firmness

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

SamplesHis muscular firmness.


Broader (hypernym)strength


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


Broader (hypernym)immovability, immovableness

Narrower (hyponym)granite, stability, stableness, sureness

Antonymsricketiness, unsteadiness

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