Synonyms for firm


Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : furm
Phonetic Transcription : fɜrm

Top 10 synonyms for firm Other synonyms for the word firm

Définition of firm

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French ferm (12c.) "firm, strong, vigorous, steadfast; loyal, faithful," from Latin firmus "firm, strong, steadfast, enduring, stable," from PIE root *dher- "to hold, support" (cf. Sanskrit dharmah "custom, law," Greek thronos "seat," Lithuanian dirzmas "strong," Welsh dir "hard," Breton dir "steel"). The return in late 1500s to -i- from Middle English ferme was modeled on Latin. Related: Firmly; firmness.
  • adj inflexible
  • adj stable, unmoving
  • adj unalterable, definite
  • noun business
Example sentences :
  • These books are issued to the hands employed by the firm free.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens » by Henry Bore
  • Some have unwisely chosen to test America's resolve, and have found it firm.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • With a firm and unanimous voice the resolution to follow him was adopted.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • I made them unload the drays and carry the loads to firm ground.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • They have no firm philosophy of life on which they or those who would help them can lay hold.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Mart spoke with the assurance of one who had firm faith in her statement.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Their flesh should be firm and stiff and their eyes should be bright.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The firm who sold it to me agreed that it should have none of the faults of the old one.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 » by Various
  • Formerly he would not have spoken in this firm and decided manner.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • Only their master's familiar voice and firm grip on the reins held them there at all.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower

Antonyms for firm

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