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steely

adjective \ˈstē-lē\

: very strong and determined often in a cold or unfriendly way

: resembling steel especially in color

steel·i·ersteel·i·est

Full Definition of STEELY

1
:  resembling or suggesting steel (as in hardness, color, strength, or coldness) <steely determination> <steely blue>
2
:  made of steel
steel·i·ness noun

Examples of STEELY

  1. a thief with steely nerves
  2. He had a steely determination to succeed.
  3. She gave him a steely gaze.
  4. a sky filled with steely gray clouds
  5. the judge's steely blue eyes

First Known Use of STEELY

1509

Rhymes with STEELY

STEELIEST Defined for Kids

steely

adjective \ˈstē-lē\
steel·i·ersteel·i·est

Definition of STEELY for Kids

:  like steel (as in hardness, strength, or color) <steely eyes>

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