Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Devoid of kindness or sympathy; hardhearted.

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  • adjective Cruel, compassionless, discompassionate, as if having a heart made of stone.

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  • adjective devoid of feeling for others

Etymologies

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stony +‎ hearted

Examples

  • It was not only a pleasure, but a duty to answer them, for the poor fellow was forlorn, and needed petting, since Jo persisted in being stonyhearted.

    Little Women

  • There are few indeed, so stonyhearted as to betray a man once loved in such a case; and Mary Goddard in her wildest fear never dreamed of giving up the fugitive.

    A Tale of a Lonely Parish

  • It was not only a pleasure, but a duty to answer them, for the poor fellow was forlorn, and needed petting, since Jo persisted in being stonyhearted.

    Little Women

  • "Of these stones," perhaps, but less easily of the stonyhearted monks, who with pitiless smiles watched the abbot's sorrow, which should soon bring him to his ruin.

    Froude's Essays in Literature and History With Introduction by Hilaire Belloc

  • Still Mr Rubb sat in silence, and she thought that he must be stonyhearted.

    Miss Mackenzie

  • Above all, it has that emotional wallop to make even the stonyhearted cry and laugh out loud with its little big people.

    NAACHGAANA

  • McDormand's character has a few moments reminiscent of her "Fargo" sheriff, but finally she's just desperate and pathetic, while Swinton is exquisitely stonyhearted.

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