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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.




  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
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


Reliability in withstanding pressure, force, or stress:
ثَبات، إسْتِقْرار، إنْتِظام


[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


n (= stability)Festigkeit f; (of hand, eye)Ruhe f; (= regularity)Stetigkeit f; (of gaze)Unverwandtheit f; (of character)Zuverlässigkeit f, → Solidität f


(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!