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steady

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of steady

  1. 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 of steady constant, dedicated, devoted, devout, down-the-line, fast, good, loyal, pious, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, faithful, true, true-blueWords Related to steady 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 of steady irresponsible, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; faltering, hesitant, vacillating, wavering; dubious, irresolute, shaky, uncertain; apathetic, dispassionate, uninterestedAntonyms of steady disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue

  2. 2 appearing or occurring repeatedly from time to time a popular author who produces a steady output of best sellers year after year Synonyms of steady constant, frequent, habitual, periodic, periodical, repeated, regularWords Related to steady 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 of steady episodic (also episodical), occasional; unexpected, unusualAntonyms of steady inconstant, infrequent, irregular

  3. 3 not undergoing a change in condition a steady breeze from the west Synonyms of steady changeless, stable, stationary, constant, unchanging, unvaryingWords Related to steady fast, fixed, hard-and-fast, immutable, inflexible, invariable, unalterable, unchangeable; established, set, settled; ceaseless, continuing, durable, enduring, lasting, permanentNear Antonyms of steady adaptable, alterable, changeable, flexible, mutable, variable; ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, momentary, transient, transitory; kaleidoscopic, phantasmagoric (or phantasmagorical)Antonyms of steady capricious, changeful, changing, fickle, fluctuating, fluid, inconstant, mercurial, skittish, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, varying, volatile

  4. 4 not varying support for her presidential bid has been steady Synonyms of steady even, invariant, uniform, unchanging, undeviating, unvarying, unwaveringWords Related to steady fixed, immutable, invariable, set, unalterable, unchangeableAntonyms of steady changing, deviating, nonuniform, unsteady, varying

  5. 5 worthy of one's trust a quiet but steady man who is one of the pillars of the community Synonyms of steady calculable, good, reliable, responsible, safe, secure, solid, dependable, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustable, trustworthy, trustyWords Related to steady 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 of steady 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 of steady dodgy [chiefly British], uncertain, undependable, unreliable, unsafe, untrustworthy

Synonym Discussion of steady

steady, even, equable mean not varying throughout a course or extent. steady implies lack of fluctuation or interruption of movement.
    • steady progress
even suggests a lack of variation in quality or character.
    • an even distribution
equable implies lack of extremes or of sudden sharp changes.
    • maintain an equable temper

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