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firmness

noun [U] (FORCEFUL QUALITY)    /ˈfɜːm.nəs/ US  /ˈfɝːm-/
the quality of being forceful and making people do what you want: The new teacher has a reputation for firmness.Strength of will and determination
(Definition of firmness noun (FORCEFUL QUALITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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