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stony

adjective uk   /ˈstəʊ.ni/ us    /ˈstoʊ-/

stony adjective (GROUND)

Stony ground contains a lot of stones: The island has several stony beaches which are usually deserted.

stony adjective (PERSON)

A stony expression or way of behaving is one that shows no sympathy or kindness: She gave me a stony glare as I walked into the room. Most of her comments were met with a stony silence.
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