Examples of stony in a Sentence
She gave him a stony stare.
the judge's stony demeanor didn't raise the defendant's hopes for a more lenient sentence
Recent Examples of stony from the Web
Artisanal fennel seed met with stony silence when introduced in 2014, as did craft turmeric.
One was the stony mansion of Herman F. Schmelzer, vice president of Schmelzer Arms Co., advertised — at least in Kansas City — as the largest sporting goods outfitter in the world.
The media seemed to savor the ostensibly heartless move by the stony federal agency.
Shkreli, who had been free on $5 million bail since his December 2015 arrest, was silent and stony-faced as U.S. marshals led out of U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto's Brooklyn courtroom.
One of the game’s stoniest wills had been ground into exhaustion, broken.
After the businessmen wouldn’t sell him their stony cash cow, Barnum created a replica and began showing it as the real thing.
The usually stony-faced Russian President Vladimir Putin bursting into a fit of giggles.
Yes to fresh lobster by the bay, yes to walks through the pines and yes to wading through the salty, stony shores along Acadia National Park.
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First Known Use of stony
before 12th century
Synonymsaffectless, 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
Antonymscharitable, compassionate, humane, kindhearted, kindly, merciful, sensitive, softhearted, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, warm, warmhearted
Related Wordsboorish, heedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, uncaring, unfriendly, unloving, unthinking; grim, hard-bitten, harsh, heavy-handed, ironfisted, ironhanded, jackbooted, knock-down, drag-out (or knock-down-and-drag-out), oppressive, rough, rough-and-tumble, severe, sledgehammer, stern, tough, ungentle; abusive, acrimonious, disagreeable, hateful, ill-natured, ill-tempered, malevolent, malicious, mean, rancorous, spiteful, surly, virulent; barbarous, bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, evil-minded, savage, vicious; austere, cold, frosty
Near Antonymsbenevolent, benignant, gentle, kind; clement, indulgent, lenient, mild; cordial, friendly, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious; tolerant, understanding; affectionate, fond, loving
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