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steel·y

 (stē′lē)
adj. steel·i·er, steel·i·est
1. Made of steel.
2. Resembling steel, as in color or hardness: steely gray.
3. Expressing disapproval, disagreement, or displeasure: a steely gaze.

steel′i·ness n.

steel•y

(ˈsti li)

adj. steel•i•er, steel•i•est.
1. consisting or made of steel.
2. resembling or suggesting steel, as in color or hardness.
[1500–10]
steel′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.steely - resembling steel as in hardness; "steely eyes"; "steely nerves like those of a steeplejack"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
2.steely - resembling steel in hardness
hard - resisting weight or pressure

steely

adjective
1. determined, firm, dogged, persevering, resolute, purposeful, tenacious, undaunted, steadfast, obstinate, unwavering, unflinching, unbending, unshakable, unshaken Their indecision had been replaced by steely determination.
2. blue-grey, grey, steel-grey, iron-grey steely grey hair
Translations
فولاذي، قاسٍ، صَلْب، لامِع
jako ocelocelový
benhård
acélos
stál-, líkur stáli
ako oceľ
çelik gibi

steely

[ˈstiːlɪ] ADJ (steelier (compar) (steeliest (superl))) → acerado (fig) [determination] → inflexible; [gaze] → duro, de acero
steely blueazul metálico

steely

[ˈstiːli] adj [determination] → inflexible; [eyes, gaze] → d'aciersteely-eyed [ˌstiːliˈaɪd] adjau regard d'acier

steely

adj (+er) gripstahlhart; smile, expressionhart; gazehart, stählern; eyesstählern; determinationeisern, ehern; (= grim) personknallhart; steely blue/greystahlblau/-grau

steely

[ˈstiːlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (determination) → inflessibile; (gaze) → duro/a; (eyes) → freddo/a come l'acciaio
steely grey → color piombo inv

steel

(stiːl) noun, adjective
(of) a very hard alloy of iron and carbon, used for making tools etc. tools of the finest steel; steel knives/chisels; He had a grip of steel (= a very strong grip).
verb
to harden and strengthen (oneself, one's nerves etc) in preparation for doing, or resisting, something. He steeled himself to meet the attack / to tell his wife the truth.
ˈsteely adjective
hard, cold, strong or bright like steel.
ˈsteeliness noun
steel wool
a pad, ball etc of steel shavings used for scouring (pans etc) and polishing.
ˈsteelworks noun singular or plural
a factory where steel is made.
References in classic literature ?
I looked, and had an acute pleasure in looking,--a precious yet poignant pleasure; pure gold, with a steely point of agony: a pleasure like what the thirst-perishing man might feel who knows the well to which he has crept is poisoned, yet stoops and drinks divine draughts nevertheless.
Agatha had inserted a steely finger between her ribs, and was tickling her unendurably.
He saw this one pursue a man, catch him up in one of its steely tentacles, and knock his head against the trunk of a pine tree.
This ideal point of the estuary, this centre of memories, is marked upon the steely gray expanse of the waters by a lightship painted red that, from a couple of miles off, looks like a cheap and bizarre little toy.
In less than five minutes they had thus revealed to me their characters, and in less than five minutes I had buckled on a breast-plate of steely indifference, and let down a visor of impassible austerity.
But now, strangely enough, he had no sooner seated himself and bent his steely gaze upon me, than, for some reason or another, I felt moved to tell him everything--to speak to him of my love in all its phases.
His brows were drawn into two hard black lines, while his eyes shone out from beneath them with a steely glitter.
said Izz Huett, regarding Tess as she stood on the threshold between the steely starlight without the yellow candlelight within.
I sat where I was while the stealthy step came nearer, nearer; and there I was sitting when the door opened, and a huge man in riding-clothes stood before me in the steely dawn.
Then he paused and sometimes, with a steely eye, added: "And you can 'ave your notice too.
he, who has risked everything to visit you, to-morrow would behold the steely glitter of the executioner's axe in a dungeon more gloomy, more obscure than yours.
Flushing's stare, which expressed her steely hostility to the whole tribe of painted ladies.