stony definition

  • adjective:
    • Covered with or high in stones: a stony beach.
    • Resembling stone, such as hardness.
    • Hardhearted and unfeeling; unemotional.
    • Exhibiting no feeling or heat; impassive: a stony phrase.
    • Emotionally numbing or paralyzing: a stony feeling of fear.
    • As hard as rock.
    • Containing or composed of stones.
    • Of you, lacking heat and feeling.
    • Of an action like a look, showing no heat of feeling.
    • Of or with respect to rock, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or rocks; resembling rock; difficult.
    • Converting into stone; petrifying; petrific.
    • rigid; harsh; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate; perverse; cold; morally hard; showing up just as if petrified.
    • hard as granite
    • abounding in rocks or stones
    • showing unfeeling resistance to tender emotions
  • others:
    • Containing rocks; abounding in stone.
    • made from stone; consisting of stone; rugged.
    • tough like rock, yet not made of rock; stone-like.
    • Specifically, in structure and zoology, very hard, like a stone; difficult as a rock.
    • Sclerodermic or madreporarian, as corals.
    • Lithistidan, as sponges.
    • specially dense and hard, as some opercula of shells. See sea-bean, 3.
    • Petrous or petrosal, as bone.
    • Otolithic, as concretions within the car. See ear-bone, ear-stone, otolith.
    • considered rock; petrified, as a fossil.
    • Pertaining to or characteristic of rock: because, a stony quality or persistence.
    • Rigid; fixed; tough, especially in a moral good sense; hardened; obdurate.
    • Painfully tough and cold; chilling; frigid; freezing.
    • To stun.
    • To astonish; confound.
    • become or be stunned or astounded.

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