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unfirm

(ʌnˈfɜːm)
adj
soft or unsteady
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfirm - not firmly or solidly positionedunfirm - not firmly or solidly positioned; "climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder"; "an unfirm stance"
unfixed - not firmly placed or set or fastened
2.unfirm - (of soil) unstableunfirm - (of soil) unstable; "shifting sands"; "unfirm earth"
loose - not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"
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However we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering, sooner lost and won Than women's are.'
Parker, "A Thing Unfirm': Plato's Republic and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar" Shakespeare Quarterly 44 (1993): 30-43.
This time, the recipient of the unwelcome 'performance notice of discontinuance' was a young man whose nervousness made his singing unfirm and infirm, hence his being 'gonged' in mid-number.
Why do you send gifts and love letters to me, an unfirm young man and with a nose not undiscerning?
"Are you not moved," he asks Cicero, "when all the sway of earth / Shakes like a thing unfirm?" (1.3.3-4).
(44) See, e.g., Sullivan, supra note 4, at 150 (stating a preference for egalitarian outcomes); see also Gedicks, supra note 4, at 7 (noting the incoherence of secular reasons for religion exemptions); Frederick Mark Gedicks, An Unfirm Foundation: The Regrettable Indefensibility of Religious Exemptions, 20 U.
Sager, Religious Freedom and the Constitution (2007); Frederick Mark Gedicks, An Unfirm Foundation: The Regrettable Indefensibility of Religious Exemptions, 20 U.