[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."
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the muscle tone of healthy tissue; "his muscular firmness"
[syn: firmness, soundness] [ant: unsoundness]
2: the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him
through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to
finish the work" [syn: resoluteness, firmness, firmness
of purpose, resolve, resolution] [ant: irresoluteness,
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] [ant: ricketiness,