un stoniness

stony

[stoh-nee]
adjective, stonier, stoniest.
1.
full of or abounding in stones or rock: a stony beach.
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of stone.
3.
resembling or suggesting stone, especially in its hardness.
4.
unfeeling; merciless; obdurate: a stony heart.
5.
motionless or rigid; without expression, as the eyes or a look: a hard, stony stare.
6.
petrifying; stupefying: stony fear.
7.
having a stone or stones, as fruit.
8.
Slang. stone-broke.
Also, stoney.


Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English stānig. See stone, -y1

stonily, adverb
stoniness, noun
unstonily, adverb
unstoniness, noun
unstony, adjective


1. rocky, pebbly. 4. adamant, hard, flinty, pitiless, inflexible, unbending.
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stony or stoney (ˈstəʊnɪ)
 
adj , stonier, stoniest
1.  of or resembling stone
2.  abounding in stone or stones
3.  unfeeling, heartless, or obdurate
4.  short for stony-broke
 
stoney or stoney
 
adj
 
'stonily or stoney
 
adv
 
'stoniness or stoney
 
n

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