Search Result for "firmness":
1. the muscle tone of healthy tissue;
- Example: "his muscular firmness"
[syn: firmness, soundness]
2. the trait of being resolute;
- Example: "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"
- Example: "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
[syn: resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution]
3. the property of being unyielding to the touch;
4. the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place;
[syn: steadiness, firmness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Firmness \Firm"ness\, n. The state or quality of being firm. Syn: Firmness, Constancy. Usage: Firmness belongs to the will, and constancy to the affections and principles; the former prevents us from yielding, and the latter from fluctuating. Without firmness a man has no character; "without constancy," says Addison, "there is neither love, friendship, nor virtue in the world." [1913 Webster]