Origin of stony-hearted

First recorded in 1560–70
Related formsston·y-heart·ed·ly, adverbston·y-heart·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stony-hearted

Historical Examples of stony-hearted

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


    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.

  • McCay was in no mood to subscribe to this stony-hearted view.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse

British Dictionary definitions for stony-hearted



unfeeling; hardhearted
Derived Formsstonyheartedness, noun
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