Firmly vs Unswervingly - What's the difference?

firmly | unswervingly |


As adverbs the difference between firmly and unswervingly

is that firmly is in a firm or definite or strong manner while unswervingly is without deviation; not swerving.

firmly

English

Adverb

(en-adv)
  • In a firm or definite or strong manner.
  • Securely.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. He had him gripped firmly by the arm, since he felt it was not safe to let him loose, and he had no immediate idea what to do with him.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The attack of the MOOCs , passage=Dotcom mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations.}}

    unswervingly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Without deviation; not swerving
  • He followed his course unswervingly .

    Synonyms

    * steadfastly * unwaveringly

    Antonyms

    * swervingly