firm belief
index confidence (faith), conviction (persuasion), credence, faith

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • firm — adj Firm, hard, solid are comparable chiefly as meaning having a texture or consistency that markedly resists deformation by external force. Firm (opposed to loose, flabby) suggests such closeness or compactness of texture or a consistency so… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • belief — n. 1) to express; hold a belief 2) to shake one s belief 3) to give up, relinquish one s belief 4) a basic; doctrinaire; erroneous, false, mistaken; firm, strong, unshakable; popular; prevalent; unpopular belief 5) a belief in (nothing will shake …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Belief — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Belief >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 belief belief Sgm: N 1 credence credence Sgm: N 1 credit credit Sgm: N 1 assurance assurance Sgm: N 1 faith faith trust troth …   English dictionary for students

  • firm — firm1 [ fɜrm ] adjective *** 1. ) solid but not hard: The ground beneath our feet was fairly firm and not too muddy. I sleep better on a firm mattress. firm, ripe tomatoes ─ opposite SOFT 2. ) steady and fixed in place: Make sure the ladder is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • belief — be|lief [ bı lif ] noun *** count or uncount a strong feeling that something is true or real: CONVICTION: This theory goes against the beliefs of most current political thinkers. belief in: a belief in the existence of UFOs belief that: the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • belief */*/*/ — UK [bɪˈliːf] / US [bɪˈlɪf] noun Word forms belief : singular belief plural beliefs [countable/uncountable] a strong feeling that something is true or real This theory goes against the beliefs of most current political thinkers. belief in: a… …   English dictionary

  • firm — I UK [fɜː(r)m] / US [fɜrm] noun [countable] Word forms firm : singular firm plural firms *** a business or company a building/engineering/law firm a large firm: She works for a large firm. firm of: a firm of accountants/architects/solicitors II… …   English dictionary

  • belief — be|lief W2S3 [bıˈli:f] n [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Probably from Old English geleafa belief , from leafa belief, faith ; influenced by believe] 1.) [singular, U] the feeling that something is definitely true or definitely exists belief in ▪ a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • firm — [[t]fɜ͟ː(r)m[/t]] ♦ firms, firming, firmed, firmer, firmest 1) N COUNT A firm is an organization which sells or produces something or which provides a service which people pay for. The firm s employees were expecting large bonuses. ...a firm of… …   English dictionary

  • firm´ness — firm1 «furm», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not yielding easily when pressed; solid; hard: »firm flesh, firm ground. 2. not easily shaken or moved; fixed in place: »a tree firm in the earth. Hope, as an anchor firm and sure, holds fast the Christian… …   Useful english dictionary

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