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steely

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adjective \ˈstē-lē\

Simple Definition of steely

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

  • : resembling steel especially in color

Full Definition of steely

steel·i·ersteel·i·est

  1. 1 :  resembling or suggesting steel (as in hardness, color, strength, or coldness) <steely determination> <steely blue>

  2. 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



1509

First Known Use of steely

1509

Rhymes with steely



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