Synonyms of steely in English:

steely


See definition of steely

adjective

1‘the steely predawn light’

SYNONYMS

blue-grey, grey, steel-coloured, steel-grey, iron-grey

harsh

ANTONYMS

soft

2‘his steely pectoral muscles’

SYNONYMS

hard, firm, toned, rigid, stiff, tense, tensed, taut, stretched

ANTONYMS

flabby

3‘he would stare hard at you with steely eyes’

SYNONYMS

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

literary adamantine

rare marble-hearted

ANTONYMS

kind

4‘she had a steely determination that had made her a success in a man's world’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

half-hearted