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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Stony \Ston"y\, a. [Compar. Stonier; superl. Stoniest.] [AS.
st[=a]nig. See Stone.]
1. 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.
2. Converting into stone; petrifying; petrific.
The stony dart of senseless cold. --Spenser.
3. Inflexible; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate;
perverse; cold; morally hard; appearing as if petrified;
as, a stony heart; a stony gaze.
Stony coral. (Zool.) Same as Stone coral, under Stone.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: abounding in rocks or stones; "rocky fields"; "stony
ground"; "bouldery beaches" [syn: rocky, bouldery,
2: showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "his flinty
gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate
heart" [syn: flinty, flint, granitic, obdurate,
3: hard as granite; "a granitic fist" [syn: granitic,
granitelike, rocklike, stony]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
126 Moby Thesaurus words for "stony":
Philistine, adamant, adamantine, bankrupt, beat, beggared, bony,
broke, busted, callous, calloused, case-hardened, cement, cemental,
chilly, cold, cold-blooded, coldhearted, concrete, corneous,
corrugated, cragged, craggy, crinkled, crumpled, crystal,
crystalline, dense, destitute, diamondlike, dure, flat, flat broke,
flintlike, flinty, fortuneless, frigid, granitelike, granitic,
gravelly, gritty, hard, hard as nails, hard-boiled, hardened,
hardhearted, harsh, heartless, horny, icy, impervious, implacable,
indifferent, indigent, indurated, inflexible, insensible,
insensitive, intractable, inured, iron-hard, ironbound, ironlike,
jagged, jaggy, lapideous, lithoid, lithoidal, marble, marblelike,
merciless, monolithic, needy, obdurate, oofless, osseous,
pachydermatous, pebbled, pebbly, penniless, pitiless, poor,
porphyritic, poverty-stricken, proof against, ragged, resistant,
resistive, rock-ribbed, rock-strewn, rock-studded, rockbound,
rocklike, rocky, rugged, rugose, rugous, sandy, saw-toothed,
sawtooth, scragged, scraggly, scraggy, serrate, serrated, shingled,
shingly, snagged, snaggled, snaggy, solid, steeled against,
steellike, steely, stone-broke, stonelike, strapped, thick-skinned,
tough, trachytic, uncompassionate, unfeeling, unresponsive,
unsentimental, unsympathetic, wrinkled
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