stony adjective \ˈstō-nē\
: full of stones
: made of stone or hard like stone
: showing no emotion or friendliness
: abounding in or having the nature of stone : rocky
archaic : consisting of or made of stones
Examples of STONY
- She gave him a stony stare.
- <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
Related to STONY
- affectless, callous, case-hardened, cold-blooded, compassionless, desensitized, hard-boiled, hard-hearted, heartless, indurate, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, insensitive, ironhearted, merciless, obdurate, pachydermatous, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, slash-and-burn, soulless, hard (also stoney), stonyhearted, take-no-prisoners, thick-skinned, uncharitable, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsparing, unsympathetic
- charitable, compassionate, humane, kindhearted, kindly, merciful, sensitive, softhearted, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, warm, warmhearted
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