- full of or abounding in stones or rock: a stony beach.
- pertaining to or characteristic of stone.
- resembling or suggesting stone, especially in its hardness.
- unfeeling; merciless; obdurate: a stony heart.
- motionless or rigid; without expression, as the eyes or a look: a hard, stony stare.
- petrifying; stupefying: stony fear.
- having a stone or stones, as fruit.
- Slang. stone-broke.
Origin of stony
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1. rocky, pebbly. 4. adamant, hard, flinty, pitiless, inflexible, unbending.
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- of or resembling stone
- abounding in stone or stones
- unfeeling, heartless, or obdurate
- short for stony-broke
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Word Origin and History for stoney
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