Definition of steely in English:


Syllabification: steel·y
Pronunciation: /ˈstēlē

adjective (steelier, steeliest)

  • 1Resembling steel in color, brightness, or strength: a steely blue
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    • Original tinning is steely grey in colour and if it is in good condition, it counts as a plus point when considering the value of the item.
    • I love it for its leaves, a steely grey blue warmed with a blush of burgundy.
    • The steely blue is another dark lure colour, something like the black or the reds, which have always been top catchers.
    hard, firm, toned, rigid, stiff, tense, tensed, taut



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  • He has the strength, the steeliness, the determination, a follow-through; he has the real steady qualities of leadership that we look for in a president and for American leadership in the world.
  • There was a new-found steeliness to Portlaoise's play.
  • But now Button is back out of that wilderness, and there is a quiet steeliness in his eyes and in his tone that is the final indication that his journey to genuine grand prix stardom is almost over.

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