stonily


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ston·y

also ston·ey  (stō′nē)
adj. ston·i·er, ston·i·est
1.
a. Covered with or full of stones: a stony shore.
b. Made of or resembling stone: stony detritus; stony concrete.
2.
a. Unfeeling or hardhearted; unemotional or unsympathetic: "Her tears had dried and she felt a stony kind of calm" (Adam Haslett).
b. Exhibiting no feeling or warmth; impassive: a stony expression.
c. Emotionally numbing or paralyzing: a stony feeling of fear.
3. Slang Relating to or indulging in the use of marijuana.

ston′i·ly adv.
ston′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.stonily - in a stony manner; "stonily indifferent to time"
Translations
بِقَسْوَه، بِجَفاف، بِتَحَجُّر
ledově
isnende
jéghidegenkõkeményenkövecsesen
kuldalega
taş gibi

stonily

[ˈstəʊnɪlɪ] ADV (fig) → glacialmente, fríamente

stonily

adv (fig)mit steinerner Miene, starr

stonily

[ˈstəʊnɪlɪ] adv (fig) (glance, reply) → freddamente

stone

(stəun) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the material of which rocks are composed. limestone; sandstone; a stone house; stone walls; In early times, men made tools out of stone.
2. a piece of this, of any shape or size. He threw a stone at the dog.
3. a piece of this shaped for a special purpose. a tombstone; paving-stones; a grindstone.
4. a gem or jewel. She lost the stone out of her ring; diamonds, rubies and other stones.
5. the hard shell containing the nut or seed in some fruits eg peaches and cherries. a cherry-stone.
6. a measure of weight still used in Britain, equal to 6.35 kilogrammes. She weighs 9.5 stone.
7. a piece of hard material that forms in the kidney, bladder etc and causes pain.
verb
1. to throw stones at, especially as a ritual punishment. Saint Stephen was stoned to death.
2. to remove the stones from (fruit). She washed and stoned the cherries.
ˈstony adjective
1. full of, or covered with, stones. stony soil; a stony path/beach; It's very stony around here.
2. (of a person's expression etc) like stone in coldness, hardness etc. He gave me a stony stare.
ˈstonily adverb
ˈstoniness noun
ˌstone-ˈcold, ˌstone-ˈdead, ˌstone-ˈdeaf adjective
completely cold, dead, or deaf. He's almost stone-deaf; Your soup is stone-cold. He was stone-dead.
ˈstoneware noun, adjective
(of) a hard type of pottery made of clay containing pieces of stone. a stoneware jug.
ˈstonework noun
construction done in stone, especially the stone parts of a building.
leave no stone unturned
to try every possible means. The police left no stone unturned to (try to) find the child.
a stone's throw
a very short distance. They live only a stone's throw away from here.
References in classic literature ?
The company faced the bridge, staring stonily, motionless.
Choking and boiling as I was, I felt that we could not go a word further, without introducing Estella's name, which I could not endure to hear him utter; and therefore I looked stonily at the opposite wall, as if there were no one present, and forced myself to silence.
Trent shook his head stonily. There was something pitiful in the man's talk, in that odd mixture of bitter cynicism and passionate earnestness, but there was also something fascinating.
Eliza flinches violently; but they take no notice of her; and she recovers herself and sits stonily as before.
"I thought perhaps something had happened," she said with her unchanging stonily severe expression; and, sitting down opposite the prince, she prepared to listen.
Wingrave stood stonily silent, like a figure of fate.
Karain stared stonily; and looking at his rigid figure, I thought of his wanderings, of that obscure Odyssey of revenge, of all the men that wander amongst illusions faithful, faithless; of the illusions that give joy, that give sorrow, that give pain, that give peace; of the invincible illusions that can make life and death appear serene, inspiring, tormented, or ignoble.
During these absences Mrs Verloc, becoming acutely aware of the vacant place at her right hand, missed her mother very much, and stared stonily; while Stevie, from the same reason, kept on shuffling his feet, as though the floor under the table were uncomfortably hot.
He was a private named Schwartz, since not unknown in his profession, and what he found was a bald man in uniform, but with his face so bandaged by a kind of mask made of his own military scarf that nothing but open, dead eyes could be seen, glittering stonily in the moonlight.
In his guess one might guess from the moving lips that it was thought; and in hers from the eyes fixed stonily straight in front of her at a level above the eyes of most that it was sorrow.
I mistrusted her concession so easily, so stonily made.
Such was the stately presence who looked stonily at us from the centre of Dr.