firmness Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “firmness” in the English Dictionary

"firmness" in British English

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firmnessnoun [U]

uk   /ˈfɜːm.nəs/  us   /ˈfɝːm-/

firmness noun [U] (HARDNESS)

the ​quality of not being ​soft, but not ​completely hard: The bed's firmness ​suited him.

firmness noun [U] (STRENGTH/TIGHTNESS)

the ​quality of being ​strong and ​tight: The firmness of his ​handshakereassured me.

firmness noun [U] (FORCEFUL QUALITY)

the ​quality of being ​forceful and making ​people do what you ​want: The new ​teacher has a ​reputation for firmness.

firmness noun [U] (CERTAINTY)

the ​quality of being ​certain and not ​likely to ​change
(Definition of firmness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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firmnessnoun [U]

 us   /ˈfɜrm·nəs/
the ​quality of being ​fairly hard when ​pressed: He ​liked the bed's firmness.
the ​quality of being ​certain and ​unlikely to ​change or be questioned: the firmness of his ​claim
(Definition of firmness from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “firmness”
in Chinese (Simplified) 硬度…
in Chinese (Traditional) 硬度, 結實度, 堅實度…
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