Definition for FIRM'NESS

FIRM'NESS, n. [ferm'ness.]

  1. Closeness or denseness texture or structure; compactness; hardness; solidity; as, the,firmness of wood, stone, cloth or other substance.
  2. Stability; strength; as, the firmness of a union, or of a confederacy.
  3. Steadfastness; constancy; fixedness; as, the firmness of a purpose or resolution; the firmness of a man, or of his courage; firmness of mind or soul.
  4. Certainty; soundness; as, the firmness of notions or opinions.

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