Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun firm

1 sense of firm

Sense 1
firm, house, business firm -- (the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house")
       => business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation -- (a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb firm

2 senses of firm

Sense 1
tauten, firm -- (become taut or tauter; "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

Sense 2
tauten, firm -- (make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope")
       => tighten, fasten -- (make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire")

Antonyms of adj firm

10 senses of firm

Sense 1
firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering -- (marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty")

INDIRECT (VIA resolute) -> irresolute -- (uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute")

Sense 2
firm, solid -- (not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground")

INDIRECT (VIA hard) -> soft -- (yielding readily to pressure or weight)

Sense 3
firm, strong -- (strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope")

INDIRECT (VIA forceful) -> forceless, unforceful -- (lacking force; feeble; "a forceless argument")

Sense 4
firm -- (not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract"; "a firm offer")

INDIRECT (VIA settled) -> unsettled -- (still in doubt; "an unsettled issue"; "an unsettled state of mind")

Sense 5
firm -- ((of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling; "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step")

INDIRECT (VIA steady) -> unsteady -- (subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice")

Sense 6
firm, steady, unfluctuating -- (not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm")

INDIRECT (VIA stable) -> unstable -- (lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy")

Sense 7
firm -- (securely established; "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet")

INDIRECT (VIA secure) -> insecure, unsafe -- (lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future")

Sense 8
firm -- (possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; "firm muscles")

INDIRECT (VIA healthy) -> unhealthy -- (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers")

Sense 9
fast, firm, immobile -- (securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car")

INDIRECT (VIA fixed) -> unfixed -- (not firmly placed or set or fastened)

Sense 10
firm, loyal, truehearted, fast (prenominal) -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA faithful) -> unfaithful -- (not true to duty or obligation or promises; "an unfaithful lover")

Similarity of adj firm

10 senses of firm

Sense 1
firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering -- (marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty")
       => resolute (vs. irresolute) -- (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith")

Sense 2
firm, solid -- (not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground")
       => hard (vs. soft) -- (resisting weight or pressure)

Sense 3
firm, strong -- (strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope")
       => forceful (vs. forceless) -- (characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace")

Sense 4
firm -- (not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract"; "a firm offer")
       => settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night")

Sense 5
firm -- ((of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling; "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step")
       => steady (vs. unsteady) -- (not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer")

Sense 6
firm, steady, unfluctuating -- (not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm")
       => stable (vs. unstable) -- (resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices")

Sense 7
firm -- (securely established; "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet")
       => secure (vs. insecure) -- (free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field")

Sense 8
firm -- (possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; "firm muscles")
       => healthy (vs. unhealthy) -- (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy")

Sense 9
fast, firm, immobile -- (securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car")
       => fixed (vs. unfixed) -- (securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor")

Sense 10
firm, loyal, truehearted, fast (prenominal) -- (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")
       => faithful (vs. unfaithful) -- (steadfast in affection or allegiance; "years of faithful service"; "faithful employees"; "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor")

Synonyms of adv firm

1 sense of firm

Sense 1
firm, firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly -- (with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm")

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