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ˈstoʊ nistony

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rocky, bouldery, bouldered, stonyadjective

    abounding in rocks or stones

    "rocky fields"; "stony ground"; "bouldery beaches"

  2. flinty, flint, granitic, obdurate, stonyadjective

    showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

    "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"

  3. granitic, granitelike, rocklike, stonyadjective

    hard as granite

    "a granitic fist"


  1. stonyadjective

    As hard as stone.

  2. stonyadjective

    Containing or made up of stones.

    a stony path

  3. stonyadjective

    Of a person, lacking warmth and emotion.

  4. stonyadjective

    Of an action such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion.

    She gave him a stony reception.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stony

    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

    Etymology: [AS. stnig. See Stone.]

  2. Stony

    converting into stone; petrifying; petrific

    Etymology: [AS. stnig. See Stone.]

  3. Stony

    inflexible; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate; perverse; cold; morally hard; appearing as if petrified; as, a stony heart; a stony gaze

    Etymology: [AS. stnig. See Stone.]

Anagrams for stony »

  1. Tonys

  2. Tyson

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stony in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stony in a Sentence

  1. Noel DiGerolamo:

    The swift action of his fellow officers and the excellent medical care provided here at Stony Brook saved his life, our officers put themselves in harm’s way each and every time they report to duty. Officer Racioppo’s injuries are a stark reminder of those dangers.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. foreordained
    • B. omnifarious
    • C. contagious
    • D. equivalent

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