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.”
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]