(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. dense, compact, hard, firm, rigid; substantial; united, unanimous, reliable; unbroken, undivided, whole, intact; sound, valid; stable, solvent; genuine, real. See density, substance, certainty, truth. Ant., liquid, soft, broken, instable.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Firm in position]
Syn. stable, fixed, rooted; see firm 1 .
2. [Firm or close in texture]
Syn. compact, hard, substantial, dense; see firm 2 , thick 1 .
3. [Reliable]
Syn. Dependable, trustworthy, steadfast; see reliable 1 , 2 .
4. [Continuous]
Syn. uninterrupted, continued, unbroken; see consecutive 1 , regular 3 .
See Synonym Study at firm . n.
Syn. solid body, body, mass, three-dimensional shape, fixed shape.
Solids include: cube, cone, pyramid, cylinder, prism, sphere, tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, pentahedron.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. hard dense, firm, heavy, thick, rocksolid, compact, concentrated.
2. strong sound, sturdy, stable, substantial, massive, hefty.
3. complete unbroken, continuous, undivided.
4. genuine pure, unalloyed, unmixed, 100 percent, complete.
5. unanimous undivided, of one mind, united, unified.
6. dependable firm, rock-solid, reliable, constant, trustworthy.
ANT.: 1. fluid, porous, gaseous. 2. flimsy, airy, unstable, delicate. 3. incomplete, broken, interrupted. 4. mixed, alloyed, impure. 5. divided. 6. undependable, shaky, unreliable
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Unyielding to pressure or force: firm1, hard, incompressible. See RESIST, STRONG. 2. Not easily moved or shaken: firm1, secure, sound2, stable, strong, sturdy, substantial, sure, unshakable. See CONTINUE, STRONG. 3. Based on good judgment, reasoning, or evidence: cogent, just, sound2, tight, valid, well-founded, well-grounded. See GOOD, REASON. 4. Capable of being depended upon: dependable, reliable, responsible, sound2, trustworthy, trusty. See TRUST. 5. Being in or characterized by complete agreement: unanimous. Idioms: as one, at one, of one mind, with one voice. See AGREE.

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