Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun steady

1 sense of steady

Sense 1
sweetheart, sweetie, steady, truelove -- (a person loved by another person)
       => lover -- (a person who loves someone or is loved by someone)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb steady

2 senses of steady

Sense 1
steady, calm, becalm -- (make steady; "steady yourself")
       => stabilize, stabilise -- (become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized")

Sense 2
brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise -- (support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel")
       => strengthen, beef up, fortify -- (make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries")

Antonyms of adj steady

6 senses of steady

Sense 1
steady (vs. unsteady) -- (not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer")

unsteady (vs. steady) -- (subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice")
        => arrhythmic, jerking, jerky -- (lacking a steady rhythm; "an arrhythmic heartbeat")
        => convulsive, spasmodic, spastic -- (affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements")
        => faltering -- (unsteady in speech or action)
        => flickering, aflicker (predicate) -- (shining unsteadily)
        => fluctuating -- (having unpredictable ups and downs; "fluctuating prices")
        => palpitant, palpitating -- (having a slight and rapid trembling motion; "palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions"; "my palpitating heart")
        => shaky, shivering, trembling -- (vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands")
        => quavering, tremulous -- ((of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear; "the old lady's quavering voice"; "spoke timidly in a tremulous voice")
        => shifting, shifty -- (changing position or direction; "he drifted into the shifting crowd"; "their nervous shifting glances"; "shifty winds")
        => shuddering -- (shaking convulsively or violently)
        => tottering, tottery -- (unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age; "a tottering skeleton of a horse"; "a tottery old man")
        => uneven -- (variable and recurring at irregular intervals ; "an uneven gait"; "uneven spacing")
        => wobbling -- ((of sound) fluctuating unsteadily; "a low-pitched wobbling sound")

Sense 2
firm, steady, unfluctuating -- (not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm")

INDIRECT (VIA stable) -> unstable -- (lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy")

Sense 3
steady -- (securely in position; not shaky; "held the ladder steady")

INDIRECT (VIA secure) -> insecure -- (not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way; "the hinge is insecure")

Sense 4
firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering -- (marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty")

INDIRECT (VIA resolute) -> irresolute -- (uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute")

Sense 5
regular, steady -- (relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker")

INDIRECT (VIA frequent) -> infrequent -- (not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals; "infrequent outbursts of temper")

Sense 6
steady -- (not easily excited or upset; "steady nerves")

INDIRECT (VIA unexcitable) -> excitable -- (easily excited)

Similarity of adj steady

6 senses of steady

Sense 1
steady (vs. unsteady) -- (not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer")
       => dependable, rock-steady, steady-going -- (consistent in performance or behavior; "dependable in one's habits"; "a steady-going family man")
       => even, regular -- (occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing")
       => firm -- ((of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling; "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step")
       => level, unwavering -- (not showing abrupt variations; "spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss)
       => steadied -- (made steady or constant; "the noise became a steadied roaring")
       => sure -- (certain not to fail; "a sure hand on the throttle")
       => surefooted, sure-footed, footsure -- (not liable to stumble or fall; "on surefooted donkeys")
          Also See-> even#3; stable#1; unagitated#2

Sense 2
firm, steady, unfluctuating -- (not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm")
       => stable (vs. unstable) -- (resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices")

Sense 3
steady -- (securely in position; not shaky; "held the ladder steady")
       => secure (vs. insecure) -- (not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist")

Sense 4
firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering -- (marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty")
       => resolute (vs. irresolute) -- (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith")

Sense 5
regular, steady -- (relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker")
       => frequent (vs. infrequent) -- (coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints")

Sense 6
steady -- (not easily excited or upset; "steady nerves")
       => unexcitable (vs. excitable) -- (not easily excited; "an unexcitable temperament")

Synonyms of adv steady

1 sense of steady

Sense 1
steadily, steady -- (in a steady manner; "he could still walk steadily")

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