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adj. stead·i·er, stead·i·est
1. Firm in position or place; fixed.
2. Direct and unfaltering; sure.
3. Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform: a steady increase in value; a steady breeze.
4. Not easily excited or upset: steady nerves.
5. Unwavering, as in purpose; steadfast.
6. Reliable; dependable.
7. Temperate; sober.
tr. & intr.v. stead·ied, stead·y·ing, stead·ies
To make or become steady.
interj. Nautical
Used to direct a helmsman to keep a ship's head in the same direction: Steady as she goes!
n. pl. stead·ies
The person whom one dates regularly, usually exclusively.

stead′i·er n.
stead′i·ly adv.
stead′i·ness n.
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  1. (Believe in justice) inexorable as the decay of an isotope —Marge Piercy
  2. Solid as earthenware —Anne Sexton
  3. Solid as the continent —Slogan, North American Life Insurance
  4. Stayed steady as a castle —John Le Carré
  5. (His touch is quick, sure,) steady as a laser —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  6. Steady as the moonlight —Saul Bellow
  7. (Hands as) steady as the murder rate —Loren D. Estleman
  8. Steady as the stare of a glass eye —Arthur Baer
  9. Steady as the water flowing from a hydrant —James G. Huneker
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steadiness - freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct; "He trusted her clear steadiness that she would do what she said"
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
2.steadiness - the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
immovability, immovableness - not capable of being moved or rearranged
granite - something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness); "a man of granite"
sureness - the quality of being steady and unfailing; "sureness of hand"
stability, stableness - the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast
ricketiness, unsteadiness - the quality of not being steady or securely fixed in place
3.steadiness - the quality of being steady--regular and unvarying
regularity - the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate; "he was famous for the regularity of his habits"
unsteadiness - the quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable
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Reliability in withstanding pressure, force, or stress:
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[ˈstedɪnɪs] N
1. (= regularity) [of demand, supply, rain, temperature] → lo constante; [of decline, increase, improvement, flow] → lo continuo; [of pace, breathing] → regularidad f; [of currency, prices, economy] → estabilidad f
2. (= calmness) [of voice] → firmeza f; [of gaze] → lo fijo; [of nerves] → lo templado
3. (= firmness) [of chair, table, ladder] → lo firme; [of boat] → lo estable
it requires steadiness of handse necesita buen pulso
4. (= reliability) [of person] → formalidad f, seriedad f
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n (= stability)Festigkeit f; (of hand, eye)Ruhe f; (= regularity)Stetigkeit f; (of gaze)Unverwandtheit f; (of character)Zuverlässigkeit f, → Solidität f
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(ˈstedi) adjective
1. (negative unsteady) firmly fixed, balanced or controlled. The table isn't steady; You need a steady hand to be a surgeon.
2. regular or even. a steady temperature; He was walking at a steady pace.
3. unchanging or constant. steady faith.
4. (of a person) sensible and hardworking in habits etc. a steady young man.
to make or become steady. He stumbled but managed to steady himself; His heart-beat gradually steadied.
ˈsteadily adverb
His work is improving steadily.
ˈsteadiness noun
steady (on)! interjection
don't be so angry, upset etc!. Steady on! Stop shouting!
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The sudden termination of Colonel Brandon's visit at the park, with his steadiness in concealing its cause, filled the mind, and raised the wonder of Mrs.
But who would lend to a government that prefaced its overtures for borrowing by an act which demonstrated that no reliance could be placed on the steadiness of its measures for paying?
Indeed, it was produced in vacuo, which insured both its steadiness and its intensity.
Having never even fancied herself in love before, her regard had all the warmth of first attachment, and, from her age and disposition, greater steadiness than most first attachments often boast; and so fervently did she value his remembrance, and prefer him to every other man, that all her good sense, and all her attention to the feelings of her friends, were requisite to check the indulgence of those regrets which must have been injurious to her own health and their tranquillity.
Young and gentle as she was, it might yet have been possible to withstand her father's ill-will, though unsoftened by one kind word or look on the part of her sister; but Lady Russell, whom she had always loved and relied on, could not, with such steadiness of opinion, and such tenderness of manner, be continually advising her in vain.
For some weeks, indeed, he succeeded in maintaining the appearance of steadiness, and was looked upon favourably by his new master, whose eyes were first opened by the following little incident.
Her eyes met it unflinchingly, with the steely steadiness of the eyes of an eagle.
David, in some measure familiarized to the scene, led the way with a steadiness that no slight obstacle was likely to disconcert, into this very building.
The trapper listened to the reasons of the young soldier with great attention; and, as they were given with the steadiness of one who did not suffer apprehension to blind his judgment, they did not fail to produce a suitable impression.
He waited for a moment of steadiness before negotiating the three steps of the inside ladder from rail to deck; and the watchman, taught by experience, would forbear offering help which would be received as an insult at that particular stage of the mate's return.
Hetty had to manage everything downstairs, and half-supply Molly's place too, while that good damsel waited on her mistress, and she seemed to throw herself so entirely into her new functions, working with a grave steadiness which was new in her, that Mr.
Crimsworth employed Tim to find out whether my landlady had any complaint to make on the score of my morals; she answered that she believed I was a very religious man, and asked Tim, in her turn, if he thought I had any intention of going into the Church some day; for, she said, she had had young curates to lodge in her house who were nothing equal to me for steadiness and quietness.