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Another word for firm

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Adjective
  1. Unyielding to pressure or force

  2. Firmly settled or positioned

      1. Confident, as of something awaited or expected:
      2. Impossible to doubt or dispute; certain:
      3. Bound to come about or happen; inevitable:
      1. Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force.
      2. Marked by great physical power:
      3. In good or sound health; robust:
      1. Firm in position or place; fixed.
      2. Direct and unfaltering; sure.
      3. Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform:
      1. Resistant to change of position or condition; not easily moved or disturbed:
      2. Not subject to sudden or extreme change or fluctuation:
      3. Maintaining equilibrium; self-restoring:
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. Acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly; swift.
      2. Accomplished in relatively little time:
      3. Acquired quickly with little effort and sometimes unscrupulously:
    See also:

    continue

  3. Not easily moved or shaken

      1. Incapable of being shaken:
      1. Confident, as of something awaited or expected:
      2. Impossible to doubt or dispute; certain:
      3. Bound to come about or happen; inevitable:
      1. Considerable in importance, value, degree, amount, or extent:
      2. Solidly built; strong:
      3. Ample; sustaining:
      1. Having or showing rugged physical strength or robust health:
      2. Substantially made or built; able to withstand stress or rough use:
      3. Marked by resoluteness or determination; firm:
      1. Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force.
      2. Marked by great physical power:
      3. In good or sound health; robust:
      1. Resistant to change of position or condition; not easily moved or disturbed:
      2. Not subject to sudden or extreme change or fluctuation:
      3. Maintaining equilibrium; self-restoring:
      1. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.
      2. Transmitted vibrations of any frequency.
      3. The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium.
      1. Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous:
      2. Of or relating to three-dimensional geometric figures or bodies.
      3. Firm or compact in substance:
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
  4. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence

    See also:

    purpose

  5. Not hesitating or wavering

    See also:

    decide

  6. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty

      1. Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous:
      2. Not counterfeit; real or genuine:
      3. Conforming to the characteristics or criteria of a group or type; typical:
      1. Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.
      2. Fixed or unchanging:
      3. Fixed or unmovable:
      1. Firm and steadfast; loyal or true.
      2. Having a strong or substantial construction or constitution:
      1. Steadfast in allegiance to one's homeland, government, or sovereign.
      2. Faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty.
      3. Of, relating to, or marked by loyalty:
      1. A lord or sovereign to whom allegiance and service are due according to feudal law.
      2. A vassal or subject owing allegiance and services to a lord or sovereign under feudal law.
      3. A loyal subject to a monarch.
      1. Acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly; swift.
      2. Accomplished in relatively little time:
      3. Acquired quickly with little effort and sometimes unscrupulously:
      1. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, cause, or idea; loyal.
      2. Engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
      3. Responsible; conscientious:
      1. Continually occurring; persistent:
      2. Regularly recurring:
      3. Unchanging in nature, value, or extent; invariable:
      1. Steadfastly loyal, especially to a monarch or government.
  7. In a definite and final form; not likely to change

      1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      2. To put into a specified state:
      3. To cause to begin an action:
      1. Having a smooth, even surface:
      2. Having a relatively broad level surface in relation to thickness or depth:
      3. Being in horizontal position; lying down:
      1. Firmly in position; stationary:
      2. Determined; established; set:
      3. Not subject to change or variation; unchanging:
      1. Definite; fixed:
      2. Sure to come or happen; inevitable:
      3. Established beyond doubt or question; indisputable:
    See also:

    change

  8. Persistently holding to something

Noun
  1. A commercial organization

      1. A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose:
      2. A set of clothing, often with accessories:
      3. An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
      1. A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family.
      2. A household or family.
      3. Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal.
      1. The act of establishing.
      2. The condition or fact of being established.
      3. An arranged order or system, especially a legal code.
      1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
      2. A business organization.
      3. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
      1. An entity such as a business, municipality, or organization, that involves more than one person but that has met the legal requirements to operate as a single person, so that it may enter into contracts and engage in transactions under its own identity.
      2. Such a body created for purposes of government.
      3. A group of people combined into or acting as one body.
      1. To have to do with or relate to:
      2. To be of interest or importance to:
      3. To engage the attention of; involve:
      1. A group of persons:
      2. One's companions or associates:
      3. A guest or guests:
      1. The activity of buying and selling commodities, products, or services:
      2. The amount or volume of this activity:
      3. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
    See also:

    group

Another word for firm

Modifier
  1. Stable

  2. Firm in texture

  3. Settled in purpose

    See also:

    resolute

  4. Definite

  5. Indicating firmness

      1. Firm and steadfast; loyal or true.
      2. Having a strong or substantial construction or constitution:
      1. Having or showing rugged physical strength or robust health:
      2. Substantially made or built; able to withstand stress or rough use:
      3. Marked by resoluteness or determination; firm:
      1. Bulky in figure; thickset or corpulent.
      2. Strong in body; sturdy:
      3. Thick or strong in structure or substance; solid or substantial:
      1. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.
      2. Transmitted vibrations of any frequency.
      3. The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium.
      1. Having a low temperature:
      2. Being at a temperature that is less than what is required or what is normal:
      3. Chilled by refrigeration or ice:
      1. Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated; firm or solid:
      2. Well protected from an attack, as by aerial bombardment:
      3. Requiring great effort or endurance:
      1. Not willing to change one's opinion, purpose, or principles; unyielding.
      2. A stone once believed to be impenetrable in its hardness.
      3. An extremely hard substance.
      1. Marked by or showing determination; resolute:
      2. Decided or resolved:
      1. Firm in position or place; fixed.
      2. Direct and unfaltering; sure.
      3. Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform:
      1. Strong and healthy; robust:
      2. Growing or spreading rapidly:
      3. Characterized by or done with force and energy:
      1. Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force.
      2. Marked by great physical power:
      3. In good or sound health; robust:

Synonym Study

  • Stiff implies resistance to bending or stretching a stiff collar
  • Solid suggests a dense consistency throughout a mass or substance that is firm or hard and often connotes heaviness or substantiality solid brick
  • Hard is applied to that which is so firm that it is not easily penetrated, cut, or crushed hard as rock
  • Firm , in referring to material consistency, suggests a compactness that does not yield easily to, or is very resilient under, pressure a firm mattress