adjective \ˈstē-lē\

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

: resembling steel especially in color


Full Definition of STEELY

:  resembling or suggesting steel (as in hardness, color, strength, or coldness) <steely determination> <steely blue>
:  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


Rhymes with STEELY


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