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 in a sentence
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
First Known Use of steely
Rhymes with steely
dele, eely, Ely, freely, mealy, seely, steelie, stele, vealy, wheelie
STEELY Defined for Kids
Definition of steely for Students
: like steel (as in hardness, strength, or color) <steely eyes>
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