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firm

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of firm

  1. a commercial or industrial activity or organization merged with another firm to become a major player in the brokerage business Synonyms of firm business, company, concern, establishment, enterprise, house, interest, outfitWords Related to firm conglomerate, corporation, multinational; association, cartel, chain, combine, syndicate, trust; agency, dealer, outlet; microenterprise


firm

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of firm

  1. 1 not showing weakness or uncertainty a friendly fellow with a ready smile and a firm handshake Synonyms of firm forceful, hearty, iron, lusty, robust, solid, stout, strong, sturdy, vigorous Words Related to firm hard, ironclad, mighty, powerful, tough, unyielding; animated, brisk, energetic, frisky, jaunty, jazzy, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; assured, certain, confident, sanguine, secure, sure Near Antonyms of firm feeble, fragile, frail; limp, listless, spiritless; diffident, insecure, self-doubting; characterless, effete, frail, spineless, weakened, weak-kneed, wimpy, wishy-washy Antonyms of firm uncertain, weak

  2. 2 having a consistency that does not easily yield to pressure cold butter that was too firm to spread Synonyms of firm compact, hard, rigid, solid, stiff, unyielding Words Related to firm case-hardened, compacted, compressed, hardened, indurated, stiffened, tempered; close, dense, heavy, thick, thickset; inelastic, inflexible, ramrod, unbending; compressed, condensed; adamantine, rocklike; sturdy, substantial; impenetrable, impermeable, nonporous Near Antonyms of firm loose, scattered, thin; bendable, elastic, flexible, malleable, pliable, pliant, supple; droopy, flaccid, floppy, lank, limp, slack; airy, light; permeable, porous; ultrasoft Antonyms of firm flabby, soft, spongy, squashy, squishy

  3. 3 firmly positioned in place and difficult to dislodge was firm in the saddle during the canter Synonyms of firm fast, tight, frozen, jammed, lodged, set, snug, stuck, wedgedWords Related to firm bonded, cemented, glued; anchored, clamped; embedded (also imbedded), entrenched (also intrenched), impacted, implanted; attached, bound, fastened, secured; immovable, unyieldingNear Antonyms of firm detached, dislodged, freed, loosened, unattached, unbound, undone, unfastened, unsecured; movable (or moveable), yieldingAntonyms of firm insecure, loose

  4. 4 fully committed to achieving a goal asked him to reconsider, but he was firm in his commitment to the project Synonyms of firm bent (on or upon), bound, decisive, do-or-die, determined, hell-bent (on or upon), intent, out, purposeful, resolute, resolved, set, single-mindedWords Related to firm bitter, vehement; certain, cocksure, confident, positive, sure; earnest, serious; steady, unfaltering, unhesitating, unswerving, unwavering; adamant, adamantine, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, persistent, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, tenacious, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful)Near Antonyms of firm distrustful, doubtful, dubious, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsettled, unsure; disinclined, indisposed, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctantAntonyms of firm faltering, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, undetermined, unresolved, vacillating, wavering, weak-kneed

  5. 5 having been established and usually not subject to change the selling price of the house is firm, so there'll be no dickering Synonyms of firm certain, determinate, final, fixed, flat, frozen, hard, hard-and-fast, inexpugnable, set, settled, stableWords Related to firm nonadjustable, noncancelable, nonnegotiable, unchangeable; constant, steady, unchanging, uniform, unwavering; definite, exact, explicit, specific; given, stated, stipulated; dependable, good, reliable, responsible, safe, solid, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustworthy, trustyNear Antonyms of firm adjustable, changeable, negotiable; indefinite, open-ended, unspecified; capricious, changeful, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, temperamental, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile

  6. 6 marked by the ability to withstand stress without structural damage or distortion built on a firm foundation, so the house hasn't settled Synonyms of firm bombproof, fast, stable, sound, stalwart, strong, sturdyWords Related to firm dependable, durable, reliable; infrangible, irrefragable, unbreakable; beefy, solid; cohesive, toughNear Antonyms of firm infirm, insecure, weak; shaky, tottering, tottery, unbalanced, wobbly (also wabbly); unsubstantialAntonyms of firm rickety, unsound, unstable, unsteady

  7. 7 based on sound reasoning or information that assassination theory is far from firm, since there's not a shred of actual evidence to back it up Synonyms of firm commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, good, hard, informed, just, justified, levelheaded, logical, rational, reasonable, reasoned, sensible, sober, solid, valid, well-foundedWords Related to firm actual, real, true; certain, sure; certified, validated, verified; confirmed, corroborated, substantiated; cogent, convincing; colorable, credible, plausibleNear Antonyms of firm unsubstantiated, unsupported, unwarranted; flimsy, implausible, unconvincing, weak; fallacious, false, misguided, misledAntonyms of firm groundless, illogical, invalid, irrational, nonrational, nonsensical, nonvalid, unfounded, uninformed, unjustified, unreasonable, unreasoned, unsound



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