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steady

stead·y

steady

 
 
pronunciation:
ste di
parts of speech:
adjective, interjection, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: steadier, steadiest
definition 1: firmly fixed in position or solidly constructed; stable.
Do we have a steady table where we can put the microscope?
synonyms:
firm, solid, stable
antonyms:
rocky, unstable, unsteady
similar words:
balanced, fast, fixed, immovable, motionless, rigid, secure, set, sound, stationary, staunch, steadfast, stout, sturdy, substantial
definition 2: having a continuous and regular movement, quality, or rate of development.
They moved at a slow but steady pace.
synonyms:
constant, continuous, even, regular
antonyms:
choppy, fluctuating, halting, irregular, sporadic, unsteady
similar words:
consistent, continual, fixed, habitual, incessant, inexorable, persistent, rhythmic, stable, steadfast, unbroken, unchanging, uniform, unremitting, unvarying
definition 3: sober and controlled in temperament; calm.
She remained steady amidst the chaos.
synonyms:
calm, even, sober
antonyms:
excitable, flighty, temperamental
similar words:
balanced, collected, composed, cool, level, levelheaded, poised, sensible, serious, solid, stable, unflappable
definition 4: dependable; trustworthy.
He is the most steady player on our team.
synonyms:
dependable, reliable, secure, sure, trustworthy
antonyms:
flighty, unreliable
similar words:
constant, faithful, fast, loyal, solid, stable, stalwart, staunch, steadfast, true, unfailing
definition 5: unshaking; firm.
You need to hold the hammer with a steady hand.
synonyms:
firm
antonyms:
shaky, tremulous, unsteady, wobbly
similar words:
careful, deliberate, fast, methodical, resolved, solid, stable, steadfast, true, unwavering
definition 6: unwavering in intention; resolute.
She remained steady in the pursuit of her goals.
synonyms:
determined, firm, resolute, unwavering
antonyms:
irresolute
similar words:
devoted, fast, insistent, loyal, patient, persevering, persistent, relentless, single-minded, steadfast, stout, tenacious
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part of speech: interjection
definition: calm yourself; control yourself.
Steady! We don't know all the facts yet.
similar words:
calm down, cool it
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: steadied, steadies, steadying
definition: to make or keep steady or stable.
She was dizzy upon standing, but she managed to steady herself.
synonyms:
fix, stabilize
antonyms:
fluster, unsettle, unsteady, upset
similar words:
balance, brace, calm, collect, compose, fasten, firm, poise, secure, settle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become steady.
The rocking chair steadied moments after he got up.
synonyms:
stabilize
antonyms:
falter, unsettle, waver
similar words:
balance, calm, fix, settle
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: steadier, steadiest
definition: in a steady manner; with firmness.
Hold the board steady while I cut it.
synonyms:
firm
similar words:
deliberately, fast, securely, solidly, stably
derivations: steadily (adv.), steadyingly (adv.), steadiness (n.)
Word Builder: steady +
  • steadily:
    in a steady way.
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