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ˈsti listee·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steelyadjective

    resembling steel as in hardness

    "steely eyes"; "steely nerves like those of a steeplejack"

  2. steelyadjective

    resembling steel in hardness


  1. steelyadjective

    having qualities resembling those of steel; hard, resolute, sometimes firm

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Steelyadjective

    Etymology: from steel.

    Thy brother’s blood the thirsty earth hath drunk,
    Broach’d with the steely point of Clifford’s lance. William Shakespeare.

    Here smokes his forge, he bares his sinewy arm,
    And early strokes the sounding anvil warm;
    Around his shop the steely sparkles flew,
    As for the steed he shap’d the bending shoe. John Gay.

    That she would unarm her noble heart of that steely resistance against the sweet blows of love. Philip Sidney.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steelyadjective

    made of steel; consisting of steel

  2. Steelyadjective

    resembling steel; hard; firm; having the color of steel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steely in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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