Ston·y a. [Compar. Stonier superl. Stoniest.]
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.
adj 1: abounding in rocks or stones; "rocky fields"; "stony
ground"; "bouldery beaches" [syn: rocky, bouldery,
2: showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "the
child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"
[syn: flinty, obdurate]
3: hard as granite; "a granitic fist" [syn: granitic, granitelike,
[also: stoniest, stonier]