- Unfeeling; pitiless.
- Cold; fixed; rigid.
She gave him a stony reception.
Origin of stony
- From Middle English stoni, stani, from Old English stÄniÄ¡, stÇ£niÄ¡ (“stony, rocky"), from Proto-Germanic *stainagaz (“stony"), equivalent to stone +"Ž -y. Cognate with Scots stany (“stony"), West Frisian stienich (“stony"), Dutch stenig (“stony, metalled"), German steinig (“stony, rocky, gravelly"), Swedish stenig (“stony, rocky, pebbly").