stony

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adjective \ˈstō-nē\
variants: or less commonly

stoney

Definition of stony

stonier

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stoniest

  1. 1 :  abounding in or having the nature of stone :  rocky

  2. 2a :  insensitive to pity or human feeling :  obdurateb :  manifesting no movement or reaction :  dumb, expressionlessc :  fearfully gripping :  petrifying

  3. 3 archaic :  consisting of or made of stones

  4. 4 British :  stone broke

stonily

play \ˈstō-nə-lē\ adverb

stoniness

play \ˈstō-nē-nəs\ noun

Examples of stony in a sentence

  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>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of stony

before 12th century



STONY Defined for English Language Learners

stony

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adjective \ˈstō-nē\

Definition of stony for English Language Learners

  • : full of stones

  • : made of stone or hard like stone

  • : showing no emotion or friendliness


STONY Defined for Kids

stony

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adjective \ˈstō-nē\

Definition of stony for Students

stonier

stoniest

  1. 1 :  full of stones <stony soil>

  2. 2 :  hard as or like stone <stony meteorites>

  3. 3 :  insensitive 1, unfeeling <a stony stare>



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