1 abounding in rocks or stones; "rocky fields"; "stony ground"; "bouldery beaches" [syn: rocky, bouldery, bouldered]
2 showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart" [syn: flinty, obdurate]
3 hard as granite; "a granitic fist" [syn: granitic, granitelike, rocklike] [also: stoniest, stonier]
- Rhymes: -əʊni
- As hard as stone.
- Containing or made up of stones.
- a stony path
- Of a person, lacking warmth and emotion.
- Of an action such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion.
- She gave him a stony reception.
hard as stone
Old Norse: grjót
of a person
of an action
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