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English adjective: steady

1. steady not subject to change or variation especially in behavior


SamplesA steady beat.
A steady job.
A steady breeze.
A steady increase.
A good steady ballplayer.


Similardependable, even, firm, footsure, level, regular, rock-steady, steadied, steady-going, sure, sure-footed, surefooted, unwavering


See alsoeven, stable, unagitated


Antonymsunsteady

2. steady not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall


SamplesStocks are still firm.


Synonymsfirm, unfluctuating


Similarstable


Antonymsunstable

3. steady securely in position; not shaky


SamplesHeld the ladder steady.


Similarsecure


Antonymsinsecure

4. steady marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable


SamplesFirm convictions.
A firm mouth.
Steadfast resolve.
A man of unbendable perseverence.
Unwavering loyalty.


Synonymsfirm, steadfast, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering


Similarresolute


Antonymsirresolute

5. steady relating to a person who does something regularly


SamplesA regular customer.
A steady drinker.


Synonymsregular


Similarfrequent


Antonymsinfrequent

6. steady not easily excited or upset


SamplesSteady nerves.


Similarunexcitable


Antonymsexcitable


English noun: steady

1. steady (person) a person loved by another person


Synonymssweetheart, sweetie, truelove


Broader (hypernym)lover


Narrower (hyponym)dulcinea, ladylove, sugar daddy, valentine


English adverb: steady

1. steady in a steady manner


SamplesHe could still walk steadily.


Synonymssteadily


Antonymsfalteringly, uncertainly, unsteadily


English verb: steady

1. steady (change) make steady


SamplesSteady yourself.


Synonymsbecalm, calm


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stabilise, stabilize

2. steady (contact) support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace


SamplesBrace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel.


Synonymsbrace, stabilise, stabilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beef up, fortify, strengthen


Narrower (hyponym)ballast, guy









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