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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [furm]
    • /fɜrm/
    • /fɜːm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furm]
    • /fɜrm/

Definitions of firming word

  • adjective firming not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture. 1
  • adjective firming securely fixed in place. 1
  • adjective firming not shaking or trembling; steady: a firm voice. 1
  • adjective firming not likely to change; fixed; settled; unalterable: a firm belief. 1
  • adjective firming steadfast or unwavering, as persons or principles: firm friends. 1
  • adjective firming indicating firmness or determination: a firm expression. 1

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Origin of firming

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; < Latin firmus; replacing Middle English ferm < Middle French < Latin

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Parts of speech for Firming


firming popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for firming

verb firming

  • consolidate — If you consolidate something that you have, for example power or success, you strengthen it so that it becomes more effective or secure.
  • nerve — one or more bundles of fibers forming part of a system that conveys impulses of sensation, motion, etc., between the brain or spinal cord and other parts of the body.
  • set — to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.
  • buttress — Buttresses are supports, usually made of stone or brick, that support a wall.
  • thicken — make thicker

noun firming

Antonyms for firming

verb firming

  • disjoin — to undo or prevent the junction or union of; disunite; separate.
  • dishearten — to depress the hope, courage, or spirits of; discourage.
  • weaken — to make weak or weaker.
  • liquefy — Make or become liquid.
  • soften — to make soft or softer.

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