firmness firmness  /ˈfɜrm nəs/


  1. (n) the muscle tone of healthy tissue
  2. (n) the trait of being resolute
  3. (n) the property of being unyielding to the touch
  4. (n) the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place


  1. The firmness is good, but just a dab of equivocation wouldn't hurt.
  2. Second, our firmness in fighting terrorism is as strong as ever.
  3. A cross section of Green Sleep's Vimala mattress, layered for firmness.


  • Ethanol Prices Erode as July Contracts Expire

    Even though additional firmness is seen in the ethanol market price over the last two trading sessions, the continuous chart shows weaker prices at the end of the week.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: DTN / The Progressive Farmer


  1. "He spins the ball very well," Harrington said of Woods. "He's the No. 1 player at getting the ball to finish where it lands. St. Andrews requires that so much because of the firmness of the greens. So I wouldn't write him off, that's for...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "The unjustifiable price rise of this product threatens the economy of millions of families," Calderon said. "We won't tolerate speculators or monopolists. We will apply the law with firmness and punish those who take advantage of people's...
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: President Felipe Calderón Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "France condemns with the utmost firmness the attack on the camp of the African Union's mission," Kouchner said in a statement Sunday. "The international community must not spare any effort so that those responsible for this act do not remain...
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Bernard Kouchner Source: Forbes

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