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1. steady

adjective. ['ˈstɛdi'] not subject to change or variation especially in behavior.

Synonyms

  • rock-steady
  • regular
  • dependable
  • unagitated
  • even
  • sure
  • steadied
  • stable
  • unwavering
  • firm
  • sure-footed
  • surefooted
  • footsure
  • level

Antonyms

  • unsteady
  • unstable
  • agitated
  • abnormal

Etymology

  • stede (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Steady

  • tangredi
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  • manfredi
  • trivedi
  • dwivedi
  • preddy
  • maready
  • freddye
  • freddy
  • freddie
  • bready
  • already
  • abedi
  • teddy
  • teddie
  • redi
  • reddy
  • ready
  • peddy
  • peddie
  • mehdi
  • medi
  • leddy
  • keddy
  • hedi
  • heddy
  • heady
  • geddie
  • deady
  • edye

Example sentences of the word steady


1. Adjective
Hold the drill steady as the hole saw or core drill's rim begins to cut the block.

2. Noun, singular or mass
They can also help by holding the ladder steady.

Quotes containing the word steady


1. The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.
- Howard Nemerov

2. The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
- Alexander Graham Bell

3. It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race.
- Robert W. Service

2. rock-steady

adjective. consistent in performance or behavior.

Synonyms

  • steady-going
  • dependable

Antonyms

  • uneven
  • unstable
  • agitated

3. steady

verb. ['ˈstɛdi'] make steady.

Synonyms

  • stabilize
  • calm
  • stabilise

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • discomposed
  • tense
  • warm

Etymology

  • stede (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. steady

verb. ['ˈstɛdi'] support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace.

Synonyms

  • ballast
  • stabilize
  • guy
  • brace
  • strengthen
  • fortify
  • stabilise

Antonyms

  • excited
  • sunrise
  • night
  • rough

Etymology

  • stede (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. steady

adjective. ['ˈstɛdi'] relating to a person who does something regularly.

Synonyms

  • regular

Antonyms

  • irregularity
  • irregular

Etymology

  • stede (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. steady

adjective. ['ˈstɛdi'] not easily excited or upset.

Antonyms

  • unrhythmical

Etymology

  • stede (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. steady

adjective. ['ˈstɛdi'] securely in position; not shaky.

Antonyms

  • nonstandard

Etymology

  • stede (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. steady

adjective. ['ˈstɛdi'] marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable.

Synonyms

  • stiff
  • unwavering
  • firm
  • unfaltering
  • steadfast
  • unshakable
  • unbendable

Antonyms

  • asymmetrical
  • unsystematic
  • constipated
  • atypical

Etymology

  • stede (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. steady

adjective. ['ˈstɛdi'] not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall.

Synonyms

  • unfluctuating
  • stable

Antonyms

  • unusual
  • unscheduled
  • part-time

Etymology

  • stede (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. steady

noun. ['ˈstɛdi'] a person loved by another person.

Synonyms

  • truelove
  • dulcinea
  • lover
  • sugar daddy
  • sweetie
  • valentine
  • sweetheart

Antonyms

  • untrustworthy
  • unreliable
  • unsound
  • unquiet

Etymology

  • stede (Middle English (1100-1500))
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