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Princeton's WordNet

  1. firmness, soundnessnoun

    the muscle tone of healthy tissue

    "his muscular firmness"

  2. resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolutionnoun

    the trait of being resolute

    "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

  3. firmnessnoun

    the property of being unyielding to the touch

  4. steadiness, firmnessnoun

    the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place


  1. firmnessnoun

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

    Etymology: From firm + -ness

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firmnessnoun

    the state or quality of being firm


  1. Firmness

    Firmness is a faculty from the discipline of Phrenology.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    That admirable quality in ourselves that is detestable stubbornness in others.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firmness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firmness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of firmness in a Sentence

  1. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859:

    He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation. He who chooses his plan for himself, employs all his faculties. He must use observation to see, reasoning and judgment to foresee, activity to gather materials for decision, discrimination to decide, and when he has decided, firmness and self-control to hold to his deliberate decision.

  2. Boris Johnson:

    I was struck by the firmness with which she wanted us in Britain to stick it, to take it to Putin.

  3. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.

  4. Francois Villeroy de Galhau:

    We want to combine being open to innovation with firmness on regulation. This is in everyone's interest.

  5. George Washington:

    I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

Images & Illustrations of firmness

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    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
    • A. huff
    • B. gloat
    • C. exacerbate
    • D. abet

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