Meaning of FIRM in English


n. Function: adjective


Synonyms: FAST 4, fixed, secure, set, tenacious, tight


Synonyms: STABLE 4, secure, solid, sound

3 having a texture or consistency that resists deformation by external force FF1C; firm flesh FF1E;

Synonyms: hard, solid

Related Words: close, compact, dense, thick; inelastic, inflexible, rigid, stiff, unyielding; sturdy, substantial, tough

Contrasted Words: flaccid, flimsy, floppy, limp, loose, slack, sleazy, soft, squishy

Antonyms: flabby

4 that has been established and is not usually subject to change FF1C; a firm price FF1E;

Synonyms: certain, fixed, set, settled, stated, stipulated

Related Words: established, going, prevailing; consistent, stable, steady, unwavering; definite, exact, explicit, specific, undeviating; flat

Contrasted Words: changeable, fluctuating, shaky, shifting, unsteady, variable


Synonyms: SURE 1, fast, secure, stable, staunch, strong


Synonyms: SURE 2, abiding, enduring, fixed, never-failing, steadfast, steady, unfaltering, unqualified, unwavering

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