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1‘the base was not steady, and the model fell over’
stable, balanced, firm, fixed, secure, secured, fast, safe, immovable, unshakeable, dependable
anchored, moored, jammed, rooted, braced, cemented, riveted, nailed, tied
2‘press the button again, keeping the camcorder as steady as you can’
motionless, still, unshaking, static, stationary, unmoving, sure
3‘a steady gaze’
fixed, intent, immovable, immobile, unwavering, unfaltering
4‘a solid, steady young man’
sensible, level-headed, well balanced, balanced, rational, settled, mature, down-to-earth, full of common sense, stolid, calm, equable, imperturbable, reliable, dependable, sound, sober, serious-minded, responsible, serious
flighty, impulsive, airy-fairy, immature
5‘a fixed-interest bond is used to provide a steady income’
constant, unchanging, changeless, unvarying, invariable, undeviating
uniform, even, regular, consistent
continuous, continual, unceasing, ceaseless, perpetual, unremitting, unwavering, unfaltering, unfluctuating, undying, unending, endless, round-the-clock, all-year-round
fluctuating, intermittent, sporadic
6‘a steady boyfriend’
regular, unchanging, habitual, usual, customary, established, settled, firm, devoted, faithful
1‘he propped his elbow on his knee to steady the rifle’
stabilize, make steady, hold steady
secure, fix, make fast
2‘I took a deep breath to steady my nerves’
calm, calm down, soothe, quieten, quiet, compose, settle, pacify, lull
subdue, quell, control, get a grip on
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