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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.'' 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  firmness 
  n  1:  the  firmness  and  tone  of  healthy  tissue:  "his  muscle 
  firmness"  [syn:  {soundness}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  being  resolute;  firmness  of  purpose;  "his 
  resoluteness  carried  him  through  the  battle";  "it  was  his 
  unshakeable  resolution  to  finish  the  work"  [syn:  {resoluteness}, 
  {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}]  [ant:  {unsteadiness}] 




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