- The definition of steely is something that is hard or severe like the metal steel.
An example of something steely is the hard look of a convicted criminal.
steely definition by Webster's New World
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- steeliness noun
steely definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective steel·i·er, steel·i·est
- Made of steel.
- Resembling steel, as in color or hardness: steely eyes.
- steelˈi·ness noun