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firm1

firm1

 
 
pronunciation:
fuhrm
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb, adverb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: firmer, firmest
definition 1: hard and compact; solid.
synonyms:
hard, solid
antonyms:
flabby, flaccid, mushy, soft, squashy
similar words:
compact, dense, hardened, resolved, rigid, stiff
definition 2: not easily changed by outside forces or pressures; steady.
firm opinionsfirm walls
synonyms:
fixed, stable, steady
similar words:
adamant, balanced, fast, frozen, hardened, immovable, pertinacious, rigid, secure, set, solid, sound, stationary, steadfast, stiff, stout, tight
definition 3: resolute; uncompromising.
firm in one's convictions
synonyms:
adamant, constant, determined, immovable, resolute, staunch, steadfast, steady, unflinching
antonyms:
infirm, irresolute, slack, soft
similar words:
abiding, changeless, confirmed, decided, fast, immutable, inflexible, intransigent, invariable, obdurate, obstinate, purposeful, resolved, rigid, set, stern, stout, strong, stubborn, sturdy, tenacious, true, unchangeable, uncompromising
definition 4: strong.
a firm handshake
synonyms:
solid, steady, strong
antonyms:
flabby
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: firmed, firming, firms
definition: to make or become firm.
synonyms:
fix, harden, indurate, set, solidify, steady
similar words:
congeal, tone
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: firmer, firmest
definition: resolutely; firmly; steadily.
synonyms:
resolutely, steadfastly, steadily
similar words:
tight
derivations: firmly (adv.), firmness (n.)