Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with or full of stones: a stony beach.
  • adj. Resembling stone, as in hardness.
  • adj. Hardhearted and unfeeling; unemotional.
  • adj. Exhibiting no feeling or warmth; impassive: a stony expression.
  • adj. Emotionally numbing or paralyzing: a stony feeling of fear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. As hard as stone.
  • adj. Containing or made up of stones.
  • adj. Of a person, lacking warmth and emotion.
  • adj. Of an action such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard.
  • adj. Converting into stone; petrifying; petrific.
  • adj. Inflexible; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate; perverse; cold; morally hard; appearing as if petrified.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing stones; abounding in stone.
  • Made of stone; consisting of stone; rocky.
  • Hard like stone, but not made of stone; stone-like.
  • Specifically, in anatomy and zoology, very hard, like a stone; hard as a rock.
  • Sclerodermic or madreporarian, as corals.
  • Lithistidan, as sponges.
  • Especially thick and hard, as some opercula of shells. See sea-bean, 3.
  • Petrous or petrosal, as bone.
  • Otolithic, as concretions in the car. See ear-bone, ear-stone, otolith.
  • Turned to stone; petrified, as a fossil.
  • Pertaining to or characteristic of stone: as, a stony quality or consistency.
  • Rigid; fixed; hard, especially in a moral sense; hardened; obdurate.
  • Painfully hard and cold; chilling; frigid; freezing.
  • To stun.
  • To astonish; confound.
  • To be or become stunned or astounded.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. hard as granite
  • adj. abounding in rocks or stones
  • adj. showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

Etymologies

stone +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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