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FIRMLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does firmly mean? 

FIRMLY (adverb)
  The adverb FIRMLY has 3 senses:

1. with resolute determination
2. in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger
3. with firmness

  Familiarity information: FIRMLY used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FIRMLY (adverb)


Sense 1firmly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With resolute determination

Synonyms:

firm; firmly; steadfastly; unwaveringly

Context examples:

we firmly believed it / you must stand firm

Pertainym:

firm (marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable)


Sense 2firmly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a secure manner; in a manner free from danger

Synonyms:

securely; firmly

Context example:

she held the child securely


Sense 3firmly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With firmness

Synonyms:

hard; firmly

Context example:

held hard to the railing


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