Synonyms of firm


1. firm, house, business firm, business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation

usage: the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"


1. tauten, firm, tighten

usage: become taut or tauter; "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"

2. tauten, firm, tighten, fasten

usage: make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope"


1. firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering, resolute (vs. irresolute)

usage: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"

2. firm, solid, hard (vs. soft)

usage: not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"

3. firm, strong, forceful (vs. forceless)

usage: strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"

4. firm, settled (vs. unsettled)

usage: not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract"; "a firm offer"

5. firm, steady (vs. unsteady)

usage: (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling; "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step"

6. firm, steady, unfluctuating, stable (vs. unstable)

usage: not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm"

7. firm, secure (vs. insecure)

usage: securely established; "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"

8. firm, healthy (vs. unhealthy)

usage: possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; "firm muscles"

9. fast, firm, immobile, fixed (vs. unfixed)

usage: securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

10. firm, loyal, truehearted, fast(prenominal), faithful (vs. unfaithful)

usage: unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"


1. firm, firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly

usage: with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"

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Definition and meaning of firm (Dictionary)