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English definition of “steady”

steady

adjective (CONTROLLED)    /ˈsted.i/
B2 under control: a steady voice/look/gaze You need steady nerves to drive in city traffic. Painting these small details needs a steady hand.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding describes someone who can be trusted to show good judgment and act in a reasonable way: a steady friendWise and sensible steadiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Slow and moving slowlyStraight, even and levelMovement
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