Simple Definition of steely
: very strong and determined often in a cold or unfriendly way
: resembling steel especially in color
Full Definition of steely
1 : resembling or suggesting steel (as in hardness, color, strength, or coldness) <steely determination> <steely blue>
2 : made of steel
Examples of steely
a thief with steely nerves
He had a steely determination to succeed.
She gave him a steely gaze.
a sky filled with steely gray clouds
the judge's steely blue eyes
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