(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Firmness of position]
Syn. solidity, steadiness, durability, substantiality; see stability 1 .
2. [Firmness of material]
Syn. stiffness, impliability, hardness, toughness, solidity, density, impenetrability, durability, imperviousness, temper, impermeability, tensile strength, inflexibility, rigidity.
Ant. penetrability, flexibility*, fluidity.
3. [Firmness of mind]
Syn. resolution, steadfastness, staunchness, strictness; see determination 2 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Reliability in withstanding pressure, force, or stress: fastness, hardness, security, soundness, stability, stableness, steadiness, strength, sturdiness, sureness. See BETTER, CHANGE, CONTINUE. 2. Unwavering firmness of character, action, or will: decidedness, decision, decisiveness, determination, purpose, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, toughness, will, willpower. See CERTAIN, STRONG. 3. The condition of being free from defects or flaws: durability, integrity, solidity, soundness, stability, strength, wholeness. See BETTER.

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