Stony meaning

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(slang) Relating to or indulging in the use of marijuana.
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Covered with or having many stones.
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Of or like stone.
  • Hard.
  • Unfeeling; pitiless.
  • Cold; fixed; rigid.
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Petrifying.
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As hard as stone.
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Containing or made up of stones.

A stony path.

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

She gave him a stony reception.

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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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