Synonyms and Antonyms of firmness
1 firm or unwavering adherence to one's purpose <a woman of remarkable firmness in the achievement of the goals she has set for herself> Synonyms decidedness, decision, decisiveness, determinedness, determination, granite, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, stick-to-itivenessRelated Words doggedness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity; certainty, certitude, confidence, sureness; alacrity, eagerness, gameness, readiness; backbone, fortitude, grit, iron, pluck, sandNear Antonyms doubt, incertitude, indetermination, uncertainty; aversion, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance, unwillingnessAntonyms hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresoluteness, irresolution, vacillation
2 the ability to withstand force or stress without being distorted, dislodged, or damaged <test the firmness of the concrete before parking the car on it> Synonyms stability, soundness, strength, sturdinessRelated Words dependability, durability, reliability; solidity, solidness; cohesion, toughnessNear Antonyms insubstantiality, unsoundness, unsubstantiality; weaknessAntonyms insecurity, instability, precariousness, shakiness, unstableness, unsteadiness
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