Definition of “stony” - English Dictionary

“stony” in British English

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stonyadjective

uk /ˈstəʊ.ni/ us /ˈstoʊ.ni/

(Definition of “stony” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“stony” in American English

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stonyadjective

us /ˈstoʊ·ni/

containing a lot of stones:

The ground was too stony to be used as a farm.

Stony also means not showing any emotion, esp. sympathy, when you might expect it to be shown:

Though we begged him, he gave us a stony look and turned away.

(Definition of “stony” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)