• As hard as stone.
  • Containing or made up of stones.
  • Of a person, lacking warmth and emotion.
  • Of an action or expression such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion.
  • : without any money.


  • From Middle English stony, stoni, stani, from Old English stāniġ, stǣniġ, from Proto-Germanic *stainagaz, equivalent to stone + -y. Cognate with Scots stany, West Frisian stienich, Dutch stenig, German steinig, Swedish stenig.

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