Stony Definition

stōnē
stonier, stoniest
adjective
stonier, stoniest
Covered with or having many stones.
Webster's New World
Of or like stone.
Webster's New World
Unfeeling or hardhearted; unemotional or unsympathetic.
American Heritage
Petrifying.
Webster's New World
Exhibiting no feeling or warmth; impassive.
A stony expression.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Stony

Adjective

Base Form:
stony
Comparative:
stonier
Superlative:
stoniest

Origin of Stony

  • From Middle English stoni, stani, from Old English stāniÄ¡, 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").

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