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[stoh-nee-hahr-tid] /ˈstoʊ niˈhɑr tɪd/
Origin of stony-hearted
First recorded in 1560-70
Related forms
stony-heartedly, adverb
stony-heartedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for stony-hearted
Historical Examples
  • "He is not so stony-hearted after all, mamma," said Olive, smiling.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • William was wearing his most grave and stony-hearted expression.

  • After that, of course, we couldn't be stony-hearted; besides, we didn't want to be.

  • Yes, she was of that stony-hearted breed, unaltered by the centuries.

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • McCay was in no mood to subscribe to this stony-hearted view.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • "That is not a flute, but a nightingale," replied the stony-hearted Circassian.

  • Even the most stony-hearted were touched by the awfulness of this great calamity.

  • But how she could have loved such a hollow, stony-hearted piece of crockery, Vdrine did not understand.

    The Immortal Alphonse Daudet
  • And Miss Van Vetter, who was not of the stony-hearted, rose and went to the piano that she might not advertise her emotion.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • The stony-hearted man was remorseless, and that night Clarence Stanly became a wanderer in the wide, wide world.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
British Dictionary definitions for stony-hearted


unfeeling; hardhearted
Derived Forms
stonyheartedness, noun
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