Complete Definition of "stony"

English

Etymology
stone + -y

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊni|-ÉÊni

Adjective
en-adj-er-y|ston|y

  1. As hard as stone.
  2. Containing or made up of stones.

#:a stony path

  1. figuratively Of a person, lacking warmth and emotion.
  2. figuratively Of an action such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion.

#:She gave him a stony reception.

Synonyms
(hard as stone): as hard as iron, as hard as a rock, rock-hard
(containing stones): pebbly, rocky, shingly
(of a person): cold, cool, hard-hearted, heartless, impassive, unemotional, unfeeling
(of an action): cold, cool, frosty, unwelcoming

Antonyms
(hard as stone): soft
(of a person): passionate, warm
(of an action): warm, welcoming

Translations
trans-top|hard as stone
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trans-top|containing stones
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trans-top|of a person
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trans-top|of an action
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Derived terms
stoniness
stony-faced

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