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Another word for steady

  1. Firmly in position

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  2. Firmly settled or positioned

      1. Confident, as of something awaited or expected:
      2. Impossible to doubt or dispute; certain:
      3. Bound to come about or happen; inevitable:
      1. Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force.
      2. Marked by great physical power:
      3. In good or sound health; robust:
      1. Resistant to change of position or condition; not easily moved or disturbed:
      2. Not subject to sudden or extreme change or fluctuation:
      3. Maintaining equilibrium; self-restoring:
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. Resistant to externally applied pressure.
      2. Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue:
      3. Securely fixed in place:
      1. Acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly; swift.
      2. Accomplished in relatively little time:
      3. Acquired quickly with little effort and sometimes unscrupulously:
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  3. Having no change or variation

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  4. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence

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  5. Consistently reliable, especially because of resistance to outside pressures

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  1. To make stable

      1. To make stable or steadfast.
      2. To maintain the stability of (an airplane or ship, for example) by means of a stabilizer.
      3. To keep from fluctuating; fix the level of:
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  2. To put in balance

      1. To make stable or steadfast.
      2. To maintain the stability of (an airplane or ship, for example) by means of a stabilizer.
      3. To keep from fluctuating; fix the level of:
      1. To make equal:
      2. To make uniform.
      3. To constitute or induce equality, equilibrium, or balance.
      1. A force or influence equally counteracting another.
      2. A weight that acts to balance another; a counterpoise or counterweight.
      3. To act as a counteracting force, influence, or weight to; counterpoise.
      1. A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless.
      2. A state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces.
      3. The power or means to decide:
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Another word for steady

  1. Showing little variation

  2. Calm and self-possessed

Synonym Study

  • Equable implies an inherent evenness or regularity and may also suggest tranquility, serenity, or an absence of extremes an equable temper
  • Regular emphasizes the orderliness or symmetry resulting from evenness or uniformity regular features, attendance, etc.
  • Uniform implies a sameness or likeness of things, parts, events, etc. often as the result of conformity with a fixed standard a uniform wage rate
  • Even , often interchangeable with steady , emphasizes the absence of irregularity or inequality an even heartbeat
  • Steady implies a fixed regularity or constancy, esp. of movement, and an absence of deviation, fluctuation, faltering, etc. a steady breeze