Definition for STEAD'I-NESS


  1. Firmness of standing or position; a state of being not tottering or easily moved or shaken. A man stands with steadiness; he walks with steadiness.
  2. Firmness of mind or purpose; constancy; resolution. We say, a man has steadiness of mind, steadiness in opinion, steadiness in the pursuit of objects.
  3. Consistent uniform conduct. Steadiness is a point of prudence as well as of courage. – L'Estrange.

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