Synonyms and Antonyms of steady
1 firm in one's allegiance to someone or something <even as wild accusations were circulating, she remained steady in her support for the candidate> Synonyms constant, dedicated, devoted, devout, down-the-line, fast, good, loyal, pious, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, faithful, true, true-blueRelated Words dependable, dutiful, reliable, responsible, solid, tried, tried-and-true, trustworthy, trusty; unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering; determined, intent, resolute; confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate, sworn; ardent, avid, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, gung ho, impassioned, passionate, seriousNear Antonyms irresponsible, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; faltering, hesitant, vacillating, wavering; dubious, irresolute, shaky, uncertain; apathetic, dispassionate, uninterestedAntonyms disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue
2 appearing or occurring repeatedly from time to time <a popular author who produces a steady output of best sellers year after year> Synonyms constant, frequent, habitual, periodic, periodical, repeated, regularRelated Words continual, intermittent, recurrent, recurring; cyclic (or cyclical); around-the-clock, hourly, round-the-clock, 24-7 (or 24/7); chronic, confirmed, inveterate; expected, usualNear Antonyms episodic (also episodical), occasional; unexpected, unusualAntonyms inconstant, infrequent, irregular
3 not undergoing a change in condition <a steady breeze from the west> Synonyms changeless, stable, stationary, constant, unchanging, unvaryingRelated Words fast, fixed, hard-and-fast, immutable, inflexible, invariable, unalterable, unchangeable; established, set, settled; ceaseless, continuing, durable, enduring, lasting, permanentNear Antonyms adaptable, alterable, changeable, flexible, mutable, variable; ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, momentary, transient, transitory; kaleidoscopic, phantasmagoric (or phantasmagorical)Antonyms capricious, changeful, changing, fickle, fluctuating, fluid, inconstant, mercurial, skittish, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, varying, volatile
4 not varying <support for her presidential bid has been steady> Synonyms even, invariant, uniform, unchanging, undeviating, unvarying, unwaveringRelated Words fixed, immutable, invariable, set, unalterable, unchangeableAntonyms changing, deviating, nonuniform, unsteady, varying
5 worthy of one's trust <a quiet but steady man who is one of the pillars of the community> Synonyms calculable, good, reliable, responsible, safe, secure, solid, dependable, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustable, trustworthy, trustyRelated Words constant, devoted, faithful, fast, loyal, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, true-blue; honest, sincere, single-minded; infallible, unerring; bedrock, firm, sound, strong; effective, telling; attested, authenticated, confirmed, proven, valid, validated, verified; blameless, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inerrant, irreproachable, unimpeachable, unquestionableNear Antonyms disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue; deceitful, dishonest, lying, mendacious, untruthful; debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, fishy, problematic (also problematical), questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, uncertain, unsound; hazardous, risky; unconfirmed, untriedAntonyms dodgy [chiefly British], uncertain, undependable, unreliable, unsafe, untrustworthy
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