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steady

adjective

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2 appearing or occurring repeatedly from time to time
  • a popular author who produces a steady output of best sellers year after year

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4 not varying
  • support for her presidential bid has been steady

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steady

noun

Synonyms of steady (Entry 2 of 3)

steady

verb

Synonyms of steady (Entry 3 of 3)

as in underlie, truss

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How does the adjective steady differ from other similar words?

The words equable and even are common synonyms of steady. While all three words mean "not varying throughout a course or extent," steady implies lack of fluctuation or interruption of movement.

steady progress

When could equable be used to replace steady?

The meanings of equable and steady largely overlap; however, equable implies lack of extremes or of sudden sharp changes.

maintain an equable temper

When would even be a good substitute for steady?

While the synonyms even and steady are close in meaning, even suggests a lack of variation in quality or character.

an even distribution

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The first known use of steady was in the 14th century

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28 May 2020

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“Steady.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/steady. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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