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adjective steady pronunciation in British English /ˈstedi/
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adjectivesteady
comparativesteadier
superlativesteadiest
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  1. 1
    firmly held in a particular position without moving or shaking
    Hold the torch steady so I can see better.
    steady hand: You have to have a steady hand to be a surgeon.
    steady gaze/look: She brought her eyes up to meet his steady gaze.
  2. 2
    slowly and gradually continuing to change, move, or happen
    Slow but steady progress has been made towards concluding the deal.
    steady growth/increase/rise: The company hopes to see a steady increase in car sales this year.
    steady stream/flow: A steady stream of people came to our grand opening.
  3. 3
    staying at the same level, speed, value etc
    steady rhythm/rate/pace: She listened to the steady rhythm of his breathing as he slept.
  4. 5
    reliable and continuing for a long period of time
    steady work/job/income: It wasn’t easy to find steady work in the city.

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Rachel was silent, watching him steadily.
The pain steadily increased in intensity.

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