Meaning of STEADY in English

STEADY

(GRADUAL) [adjective] -ier, -iest - happening in a smooth, gradual and regular way, not suddenly or unexpectedlyThe article was complaining about the steady erosion of civil liberties in recent times.Orders for new ships are rising, after several years of steady decline.Senior officials said they needed to show a steady improvement in the company's financial condition to reassure the public.Over the last 10 years he has produced a steady flow/stream/trickle of stories and historical novels.In the steady drizzle/rain, a little crowd waited for a bus.The report concluded that, after years of steady growth, the demand for graduates has levelled off.Progress has been slow but steady.The procession moved through the streets at a steady pace.

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