Antonyms of adj steely

2 senses of steely

Sense 1
steely -- (resembling steel as in hardness; "steely eyes"; "steely nerves like those of a steeplejack")

INDIRECT (VIA hard) -> soft -- (compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children")

Sense 2
steely -- (resembling steel in hardness)

INDIRECT (VIA hard) -> soft -- (yielding readily to pressure or weight)

Similarity of adj steely

2 senses of steely

Sense 1
steely -- (resembling steel as in hardness; "steely eyes"; "steely nerves like those of a steeplejack")
       => hard (vs. soft) -- (dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";)

Sense 2
steely -- (resembling steel in hardness)
       => hard (vs. soft) -- (resisting weight or pressure)

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