stony

or ston·ey

[ stoh-nee ]
/ ˈstoʊ ni /

adjective, ston·i·er, ston·i·est.


Nearby words

  1. stoney creek,
  2. stonington,
  3. stonk,
  4. stonker,
  5. stonkered,
  6. stony brook,
  7. stony coral,
  8. stony meteorite,
  9. stony pit,
  10. stony point

Origin of stony

before 1000; Middle English; Old English stānig. See stone, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for stony

stony

stoney

/ (ˈstəʊnɪ) /

adjective stonier or stoniest

of or resembling stone
abounding in stone or stones
unfeeling, heartless, or obdurate
short for stony-broke
Derived Formsstonily, adverbstoniness, noun

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Word Origin and History for stony

stony

adj.

Old English stanig; see stone (n.) + -y (2).

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