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steady

stead·y

steady

 
 
pronunciation:
ste di
parts of speech:
adjective, interjection, verb, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: steadier, steadiest
definition 1: firmly fixed in position; stable.
The craftsman built a steady table.
synonyms:
firm, solid, stable
antonyms:
rocky, unstable, unsteady
similar words:
fast, fixed, motionless, rigid, secure, set, sound, stationary, steadfast, stout, sturdy
definition 2: having a regular movement or course of action.
We took a slow but steady pace to get the job done.
synonyms:
continuous, regular
antonyms:
irregular
similar words:
consistent, continual, fixed, habitual, incessant, persistent, rhythmic, stable, steadfast, uniform
definition 3: not easily upset; calm.
We remained steady when the fire alarm rang.
synonyms:
calm, even, sober
similar words:
cool, level, poised, sensible, serious, solid, stable
definition 4: dependable; one who can be trusted.
He is a steady player on our team.
synonyms:
dependable, reliable, secure, sure
antonyms:
unreliable
similar words:
constant, faithful, fast, loyal, steadfast, true
definition 5: firm; not shaking.
He has a steady hand with the hammer.
synonyms:
firm
antonyms:
shaky, unsteady
similar words:
careful, deliberate, fast, solid, stable, steadfast, true
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: "calm yourself"; "control yourself."
Steady! You're getting way too upset over this.
similar words:
calm down
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: steadied, steadies, steadying
definition 1: to make or keep steady or stable.
We steadied ourselves in the canoe.
synonyms:
fix
antonyms:
fluster, upset
similar words:
balance, brace, calm, collect, compose, fasten, poise, secure, settle
definition 2: to become steady.
The rocking chair steadied when he got up.
antonyms:
falter
similar words:
balance, calm, fix, settle
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: steadier, steadiest
definition: in a steady manner.
Hold the board steady while I cut it.
similar words:
deliberately, fast, securely, solidly, stably
derivations: steadily (adv.), steadyingly (adv.), steadiness (n.)
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  • steadily:
    in a steady way.
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