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
STEELY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of steely for English Language Learners
: very strong and determined often in a cold or unfriendly way
: resembling steel especially in color
STEELY Defined for Kids
Definition of steely for Students
: like steel (as in hardness, strength, or color) steely eyes
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