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firm1

 
 
pronunciation:
fuhrm
part of speech: adjective
inflections: firmer, firmest
definition 1: hard or solid when pressed; not soft.
I would rather sleep on a firm mattress.
synonyms:
hard
antonyms:
mushy, soft
similar words:
compact, dense, rigid, stiff
definition 2: not easily changed by outside forces or pressures; steady.
She has very firm opinions on government.
synonyms:
fixed, stable, steady
similar words:
fast, frozen, rigid, secure, set, solid, sound, stationary, steadfast, stiff, stout, tight
derivations: firmly (adv.), firmness (n.)