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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]