One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the steely predawn light’
blue-grey, grey, steel-coloured, steel-grey, iron-grey
2‘his steely pectoral muscles’
hard, firm, toned, rigid, stiff, tense, tensed, taut, stretched
3‘he would stare hard at you with steely eyes’
cruel, unfeeling, merciless, ruthless, pitiless, heartless, hard-hearted, hard, stony, cold-blooded, cold-hearted, harsh, callous, severe, unmerciful, unrelenting, relentless, unpitying, unsparing, unforgiving, uncaring, unsympathetic, uncharitable, lacking compassion, remorseless, unbending, unmoved, inflexible, inexorable, implacable, unremitting
4‘she had a steely determination that had made her a success in a man's world’
resolute, firm, fixed, steadfast, dogged, single-minded
bitter, burning, fiery, ferocious, fierce, fanatical, furious
ruthless, inflexible, iron, granite, stony, grim, gritty, gutsy
unquenchable, unflinching, unswerving, unfaltering, untiring, unwavering, unyielding, undaunted
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