Definition of Granitic

1. Adjective. Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings. "The child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"

Exact synonyms: Flint, Flinty, Obdurate, Stony
Similar to: Hardhearted, Heartless
Derivative terms: Granite, Stone, Stone



2. Adjective. Hard as granite. "A granitic fist"
Exact synonyms: Granitelike, Rocklike, Stony
Similar to: Hard
Derivative terms: Granite

Definition of Granitic

1. a. Like granite in composition, color, etc.; having the nature of granite; as, granitic texture.

Definition of Granitic

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or containing granite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Granitic

1. granite [adj] - See also: granite

Lexicographical Neighbors of Granitic

grangerizing
grangers
granges
graniferous
graniform
granilla
granins
granisetron
granita
granitas
granite
granitelike
granites
graniteware
granitewares
granitic (current term)
granitical
granitification
granitiform
granitoid
granivore
granivores
granivorous
grannam
grannams
grannie
grannied
grannies
granny
granny's bonnets

Literary usage of Granitic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"Hie de Beaumont on granites and granitic emanations; 11. ... Von Cotta on granitic veins; 13, 14. The author's views on the concretionary origin of granitic ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (1904)
"The Relations of ilie granitic and Lower Palaeozoic Rocks near Dandenong. ... The older are truly granitic in character, and frequently ..."

3. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1908)
"Within this foliation area are usually numerous small irregu- kr granitic dykes, these being merely offshoots from the main body. ..."

4. Geological Observations on South America: Being the Third Part of the by Charles Darwin (1846)
"Nearer the Cordillera, the ranges (such as those of S. Fernando, the Prado,* and Aconcagua) are formed partly of granitic rocks, and partly of purple ..."

5. Bulletin by Ghana Geological Survey (1898)
"The granite contains numerous schistose roof pendants and xenoliths and the following granitic types can be recognised. (1) Hornblende-biotite granite. ..."

6. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... intermittence of geological formations—On the denudation of granitic areas—On the absence of intermediate varieties in any one formation—On the sudden ..."

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