adjective \ˈstō-nē\

: full of stones

: made of stone or hard like stone

: showing no emotion or friendliness


Full Definition of STONY

:  abounding in or having the nature of stone :  rocky
a :  insensitive to pity or human feeling :  obdurate
b :  manifesting no movement or reaction :  dumb, expressionless
c :  fearfully gripping :  petrifying
archaic :  consisting of or made of stones
British :  stone broke
ston·i·ly \ˈstō-nə-lē\ adverb
ston·i·ness \ˈstō-nē-nəs\ noun

Variants of STONY

stony also ston·ey \ˈstō-nē\

Examples of STONY

  1. She gave him a stony stare.
  2. <the judge's stony demeanor didn't raise the defendant's hopes for a more lenient sentence>

First Known Use of STONY

before 12th century

Rhymes with STONY


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