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 for firmness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Firmness \Firm"ness\, n.
     The state or quality of being firm.
  
     Syn: Firmness, Constancy.
  
     Usage: Firmness belongs to the will, and constancy to the
            affections and principles; the former prevents us from
            yielding, and the latter from fluctuating. Without
            firmness a man has no character; "without constancy,"
            says Addison, "there is neither love, friendship, nor
            virtue in the world."
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  firmness
      n 1: the muscle tone of healthy tissue; "his muscular firmness"
           [syn: firmness, soundness] [ant: unsoundness]
      2: the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him
         through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to
         finish the work" [syn: resoluteness, firmness, firmness
         of purpose, resolve, resolution] [ant: irresoluteness,
         irresolution]
      3: the property of being unyielding to the touch
      4: the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed
         in place [syn: steadiness, firmness] [ant: ricketiness,
         unsteadiness]

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