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Definitions of steady

  1. make steady; " steady yourself"
  2. persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; " maintained a constant temperature"; " a constant beat"; " principles of unvarying validity"; " a steady breeze"
  3. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; " firm convictions"; " a firm mouth"; " steadfast resolve"; " a man of unbendable perseverence"; " unwavering loyalty"
  4. relating to a person who does something regularly; " a regular customer"; " a steady drinker"
  5. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; " brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
  6. in a steady manner; " he could still walk steadily"
  7. a person loved by another person
  8. not easily excited or upset; " steady nerves"
  9. securely in position; not shaky; " held the ladder steady"
  10. not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; " stocks are still firm"
  11. not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; " a steady beat"; " a steady job"; " a steady breeze"; " a steady increase"; " a good steady ballplayer"
  12. Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.
  13. Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object.
  14. Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind.
  15. To make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant, regular, or resolute.
  16. To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
  17. Firm in position or support; as, a steady foundation; constant in feeling or purpose; resolute; unwavering; as, steady devotion to a cause; regular; uniform; as, the steady beat of the pulse; sober; industrious; as, a steady young man; keeping nearly upright: said of a ship.
  18. To make or keep steady or firm; make resolute.
  19. To become steady or firm.
  20. Steadily.
  21. Steadiness.
  22. Steadier.
  23. Steadiest.
  24. Steadied.
  25. Steadying.
  26. ( comp. STEADIER, superl. STEADIEST), Firm in standing or in place: fixed: stable: constant: resolute: consistent: regular: uniform.
  27. To make steady: to make or keep firm:- pa. t. and pa. p. steadied.
  28. Firm; without motion; fixed; regular.
  29. To make steady.
  30. To make, hold, or become steady.
  31. A Stable in position.
  32. Constant; uniform.
  33. Free form dissipation.
  34. Stedfast.
  35. Firm in standing or position; firm; fixed; constant in mind, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; constant; uniform.
  36. To make or keep steady.
  37. Not tottering or shaking; constant in mind or purpose; not fickle or changeable; regular; not fluctuating; uniform.
  38. To keep from tottering or falling; to make firm or steady; to support.
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Antonyms for steady

excitable, modifiable, sozzled, tottering, tight, quavery, undependable, recreant, infrequent, momentary, changeable, tiddly, fitful, disputable, spaced-out, Reeling, haphazard, Doubtable, strung-out, tottery, sporadic, alterable, quivering, flickery, aquiver, fleeting, faltering, soused, variable, mutable, deceitful, flickering, oiled, episodic, freakish, shuddery, cockeyed, atremble, falteringly, apathetic, dishonest, intoxicated, precarious, unstable, irresolute, palpitant, spotty, untrustworthy, fickle, aimless, quaking, unsettled, flexible, lying, inebriate, catchy, shuddering, uncertain, vacillating, perfidious, uncertainly, wobbling, casual, uneven, jerking, Gassed, unpredictable, hesitant, tanked, stray, onetime, wobbly, occasional, convulsive, unsteady, adjustable, shivering, intermittent, fluid, dizzy, squiffed, phantasmagoric, impulsive, questionable, swimmy, wiped out, fishy, untruthful, untried, dubious, dispassionate, insecure, false, blasted, random, sloshed, ripped, pickled, unequal, transient, trembly, quavering, skittish, ephemeral, woozy, one-off, risky, slapdash, irregular, traitorous, tremulous, desultory, arrhythmic, irresponsible, choppy, unusual, mercurial, whirling, varying, canned, unfaithful, unreliable, shady, scattered, problematic, dodgy, aperiodic, suspect, tipsy, unconfirmed, stewed, spastic, hazardous, juiced, kaleidoscopic, changeful, bombed, looped, unsound, potted, unbalanced, elastic, faithless, changing, catch-as-catch-can, besotted, light-headed, volatile, stoned, zonked-out, unsafe, one shot, shaking, boozy, wavering, arbitrary, malleable, fried, blitzed, inconsistent, jerky, bumpy, sottish, crocked, rough, trembling, palpitating, blotto, mendacious, whimsical, moody, capricious, fluctuating, loaded, adaptable, treacherous, zonked, transitory, wasted, lit up, aflicker, inconstant, stinking, erratic, doubtful, shifting, unexpected, unassured, shifty, Deviating, uninterested, blind, vertiginous, shaky, wet, stiff, debatable, plastered, unsteadily, perilous, pliable, Aswoon, untrue, spasmodic, smashed, jouncy, Hammered, nonuniform, giddy, hopped-up, discontinuous, disloyal, evanescent, inebriated, temperamental.

Quotes of steady

  1. Slow but steady wins the race. – Aesop
  2. It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work- the night watchman. – Tallulah Bankhead
  3. At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession. – Henry Bessemer
  4. Mr. Chairman, the price for continuing this war is too high, not only in budgetary terms, but in American lives, Iraqi civilian casualties blamed on America and in the steady increase in the terrorist ranks that this war is provoking around the globe. – John Conyers
  5. All through the night, like the tumult of a river when it races between the cliffs of a canyon, in my sleep I could hear the steady roar of the passing army. – Richard Harding Davis
  6. No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner. – Thomas R. Dewar
  7. In order to be rated as good as a good man in the field of her earnings, she must show herself better than he. She must be more steady or more trustworthy, or more skilled, or more cheap in order to have the same chance of employment. – Florence Kelley
  8. Slow and steady wins the race. – Robert Lloyd
  9. Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive. The silent monster is full of restrained power; resolute in its onward sweep, impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction, steady to its goal, and certain of its mission. – Patrick MacGill
  10. Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president. He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze. – James Nathan Miller
  11. But if the vision is strong enough, and your goals are steady and you believe, pretty soon you bring other people with you. – Mike Rounds
  12. I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry. This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it's important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on. – Fred Savage
  13. At the moment you are no longer an observing, reflecting being; you have ceased to be aware of yourself; you exist only in that quiet, steady thrill that is so unlike any excitement that you have ever known. – May Sinclair
  14. To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. – Anna Louise Strong

Usage examples for steady

  1. But ah, with the best will, I feel already, No peace will well up in me, clear and steady – Faust by Goethe
  2. " This person is very steady and there is a certain advantage in her being young, without much experience as a secretary. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  3. As Locke spoke, his voice was calm and steady – Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish
  4. " Steady old man," his voice came from beside me. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  5. He studies a minute, lookin' steady at me. – Blister Jones by John Taintor Foote
  6. Is your hand steady – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  7. " Why do you keep steady company with him? – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  8. One man broke the spell of the drover's steady glance. – In the Musgrave Ranges by Jim Bushman
  9. Brian looked at the man's face with such a steady gaze that the latter's eyes dropped after an uneasy attempt to return it. – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  10. Mrs. Basil rose at once, walked with steady step to the door, and opened it. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  11. He had been steady oh, steady for weeks." – The Mark Of Cain by Andrew Lang
  12. " Then good- by," she called, and her voice no longer held any command, nor was it steady – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  13. People do not want a lawyer whose brain is not clear, a doctor, dealing with life and death, whose perceptions are not steady and natural. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  14. He was very white, and for a moment he had to steady himself by the table. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  15. Steady on, my boy- steady on! – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  16. " It is," I answered him, with steady eyes. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  17. He tried to steady his voice. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  18. I see him look up at Jack very steady and keep his eye on him. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  19. Women, the run of them, are not steady handed. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  20. She looked at him with her long, steady eyes, that had truth written in their dark fire. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens

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