Definition of Stony

1. Adjective. Abounding in rocks or stones. "Bouldery beaches"

Exact synonyms: Bouldered, Bouldery, Rocky
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth
Derivative terms: Boulder, Rock, Rockiness, Stone



2. Adjective. Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings. "The child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"
Exact synonyms: Flint, Flinty, Granitic, Obdurate
Similar to: Hardhearted, Heartless
Derivative terms: Granite, Stone, Stone

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

Definition of Stony

1. a. Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony crust.

Definition of Stony

1. Adjective. As hard as stone. ¹

2. Adjective. Containing or made up of stones. ¹

3. Adjective. (figuratively) Of a person, lacking warmth and emotion. ¹

4. Adjective. (figuratively) Of an action such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stony

1. abounding in stones [adj STONIER, STONIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stony

stonishes
stonishing
stonk
stonked
stonker
stonkered
stonkers
stonking
stonks
stonn
stonne
stonned
stonnes
stonning
stonns
stony (current term)
stony-broke
stony-faced
stony broke
stony coral
stonyhearted
stonying
stood
stood down
stood for
stood in
stood on ceremony
stood out
stood up
stood up to

Literary usage of Stony

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

1. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"I respect those qualities even in an enemy; and so far as the rebels exhibited either, or both, at stony Point, (of which, however, I am unable to judge at ..."

2. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"And now let all which profess christianity consider; how do they think to convert the Jews with their stony heart, from one stony heart to another, ..."

3. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England by John Campbell Campbell, Joseph Arnould (1881)
"that stony Middleton should in future be his summer residence, ... As regards society, Denman was very pleasantly situated at stony Middleton. ..."

4. A Complete Descriptive and Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of by Daniel Haskel, John Calvin Smith (1843)
"Drained by stony cr. and its branches. Iron ore is abundant. It has 2 stores, cap. $2000 ; 1 woollen fac., 2 tanneries, 2 distillerie», 6 grist m , 15 saw ..."

5. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"The capture of stony Point served the desired purpose of relieving Connecticut, but the Americans held it but three days. Clinton Evacuation of at once drew ..."

6. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1896)
"The capture of stony Point served the desired purpose of relieving Connecticut, but the Americans held it but three days. Clinton at once drew his forces ..."

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