firmness
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firmness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hardness)
a. la dureza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't like the firmness of this mattress.No me gusta la dureza de este colchón.
2. (strength)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The firmness of your handshake is important for making a good impression.La fuerza del apretón de manos es importante para dar una buena impresión.
3. (determination)
a. la firmeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He's a good leader. People admire the firmness of his will.Es un buen líder. La gente admira la firmeza de su voluntad.
4. (severity)
a. la firmeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I didn't like my father's firmness at the time, but now I can see that it helped me grow.No me gustaba la firmeza de mi padre en ese entonces, pero ahora puedo ver que me ayudaba a madurar.
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firmness [ˈfɜːmnɪs]
noun
1 (hardness) [of mattress, muscles, thighs] dureza (f)
2 (tightness) [of grip] fuerza (f)
she was surprised at the firmness of his grip
3 (determination) firmeza (f)
she spoke with a calm firmness
firmness of character/purpose firmeza (f) de carácter/propósito
Mr Peres, a man not noted for firmness of purpose
4 (severity) firmeza (f); mano (f) dura
Adolescents need firmness as well as freedom
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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