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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. 2017.
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  • Uncle Henry went on: "Like your own payrent—the stony-hearted old reptile!"

    The Bad Man Charles Hanson Towne
  • William was wearing his most grave and stony-hearted expression.

  • Even this stony-hearted old man shrinks aghast at such a deed.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • "He is not so stony-hearted after all, mamma," said Olive, smiling.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • "That is not a flute, but a nightingale," replied the stony-hearted Circassian.

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

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Herein the contrast with the Suitors is emphatic, they are a stony-hearted set, trained by their deeds to violence and inhumanity.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • McCay was in no mood to subscribe to this stony-hearted view.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • It would be a stony-hearted celibate indeed who resisted little Jacqueline in the rôle of comforter.

    Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for stony-hearted


unfeeling; hardhearted
Derived Forms
stonyheartedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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