AskDefine | Define steely

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steely adj
1 resembling steel as in hardness; "steely eyes"; "steely nerves like those of a steeplejack"
2 resembling steel in hardness

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English

Adjective

steely
  1. made from steel
  2. having qualities resembling those of steel; hard, resolute, sometimes cruel

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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