firmly


firmly
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Not easily moved]
Syn. immovably, solidly, rigidly, stably, fast, tight, tightly, fixedly, durably, enduringly, substantially, securely, heavily, sturdily, stiffly, inflexibly, unshakably, soundly, strongly, steadily, solid as a rock*, like the Rock of Gibraltar*, there for all time*.
Ant. loosely, tenuously, insecurely.
2. [Showing determination]
Syn. resolutely, steadfastly, doggedly, stolidly, tenaciously, determinedly, staunchly, adamantly, constantly, intently, purposefully, obdurately, persistently, obstinately, stubbornly, perseveringly, pertinaciously, unwaveringly, unswervingly, unchangeably, indefeasibly, with a heavy hand, through thick and thin*.
Ant. temporarily*, weakly, feebly.

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