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Definition of steely adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    steely

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈstili//
     
     
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  1. 1(of a person's character or behavior) strong, hard, and unfriendly a cold, steely voice a look of steely determination
  2. 2like steel in color steely blue eyes The sky was cold and steely.
 
noun [uncountable]
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