Definition of Firmness

1. Noun. The muscle tone of healthy tissue. "His muscular firmness"

Exact synonyms: Soundness
Generic synonyms: Strength
Derivative terms: Firm, Sound
Antonyms: Unsoundness



2. Noun. The trait of being resolute. "It was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

3. Noun. The property of being unyielding to the touch.
Generic synonyms: Hardness
Derivative terms: Firm

4. Noun. The quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place.
Exact synonyms: Steadiness
Generic synonyms: Immovability, Immovableness
Specialized synonyms: Granite, Sureness, Stability, Stableness
Derivative terms: Firm, Firm, Steady
Antonyms: Unsteadiness

Definition of Firmness

1. n. The state or quality of being firm.

Definition of Firmness

1. Noun. The state of being firm; strength; permanence; stability; hardness; resolution. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Firmness

1. the state of being firm [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firmness

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Literary usage of Firmness

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1. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"firmness. firmness comes from firm, and has a different signification from solidity and hardness; a squeezed cloth, a beaten negro, have firmness without ..."

2. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1892)
"This has relation to two objects : to the personal firmness of the executive magistrate, in the employment of his constitutional powers; ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"!The threat must be sufficient in severity or apprehension to overcome the mind and will of a person of ordinary firmness. United States v. ..."

4. Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"I hope that in all that relates to personal firmness—all that concerns a just ... Apprehensions of the imputation of the want of firmness sometimes impel us ..."

5. Lectures on Phrenology by George Combe, Andrew Boardman (1839)
"In this head of Mrs. H. Conscientiousness is large and firmness very deficient. In Haggart you see Conscientiousness very de-.. ficient and firmness very ..."

6. A New System of Phrenology by John Shertzer Hittell (1857)
"firmness. XXII. firmness occupies a space about two inches square on the peak ... It gives firmness of purpose, power of resisting the impulses of passion, ..."

7. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1888)
"This has relation to two objects: to the personal firmness of the executive magistrate, in the employment of his constitutional powers; and to the stability ..."

8. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"Alexander ascended his tribunal, and with a modest firmness represented to the armed multitude the absolute necessity, as well as his inflexible resolution, ..."

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