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English definition of “firm”

firm

adjective
 
 
/fɜːm/
NOT SOFT B2 not soft, but not completely hard: A firm bed is better for your back.Hard and firm
FIXED [always before noun] B2 certain or fixed and not likely to change: We don't have any firm plans for the weekend yet. I'm a firm believer in equal rights.CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
STRONG strong and tight: a firm handshake/grip Physically strong and powerful
STRICT strict and making certain that people do what you want: You've got to be firm with children.Strong-willed
firmly adverb firmness noun [U]
(Definition of firm adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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