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ston·y / ˈstōnē/ • adj. (ston·i·er , ston·i·est ) covered with or full of small pieces of rock: rough stony paths. ∎  made of or resembling stone: stony steps. ∎  not having or showing feeling or sympathy: Lorenzo's hard, stony eyes | [in comb.] he walked away, stony-faced. ∎  Astron. (of a meteorite) consisting mostly of rock, as opposed to metal. PHRASES: fall on stony ground (of words or a suggestion) be ignored or badly received. DERIVATIVES: ston·i·ly / -nəlē/ adv. ston·i·ness n.


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