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steely

adjective uk   /ˈstiː.li/ us  

steely adjective (COLOUR)

like steel in colour: steely grey

steely adjective (STRONG)

very strong and determined: steely eyes/nerves steely determination a steely look/stare
Translations of “steely”
in Korean 강철 같은…
in Arabic فولاذي…
in Portuguese de aço…
in Catalan tenaç…
in Japanese 頑固な, (物事に)動じない…
in Italian di acciaio, inflessibile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色, 顏色似鋼的,鋼灰色的…
in Russian непреклонный, несгибаемый…
in Turkish güçlü ve kararlı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色, 颜色似钢的,钢灰色的…
in Polish żelazny…
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