adjective, stonier, stoniest.
full of or abounding in stones
or rock: a stony beach.
pertaining to or characteristic of stone
resembling or suggesting stone
, especially in its hardness.
unfeeling; merciless; obdurate: a stony heart.
motionless or rigid
; without expression
, as the eyes or a look: a hard, stony stare.
petrifying; stupefying: stony fear.
Origin: before 1000; Middle English; Old English stānig. Related forms
1. rocky, pebbly. 4. adamant, hard, flinty, pitiless, inflexible, unbending.