granitic vs stony what difference

what is difference between granitic and stony

English

Etymology

granite +‎ -ic

Adjective

granitic (comparative more granitic, superlative most granitic)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or containing granite.

Translations

Anagrams

  • angritic

Romanian

Etymology

From French granitique

Adjective

granitic m or n (feminine singular granitică, masculine plural granitici, feminine and neuter plural granitice)

  1. granitic

Declension



English

Alternative forms

  • stoney (obsolete)

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈstəʊni/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈstoʊni/
  • Rhymes: -əʊni

Adjective

stony (comparative stonier, superlative stoniest)

  1. As hard as stone.
    Synonym: rock-hard
    Antonym: soft
  2. Containing or made up of stones.
    Synonyms: pebbly, rocky, shingly
  3. (figuratively) Of a person, lacking warmth and emotion.
    Synonyms: cold, cool, hard-hearted, heartless, impassive, unemotional, unfeeling
    Antonyms: passionate, warm
  4. (figuratively) Of an action or expression such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion.
    Synonyms: cold, cool, frosty, unwelcoming
    Antonyms: welcoming, warm
  5. (Britain and Australia, slang) Short for stony broke: without any money.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:impoverished

Derived terms

  • stonily
  • stoniness
  • stony coral
  • stony-faced
  • stonyhearted

Translations

References

  • “stony, adj.”, in OED Online ⁠, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1917.

Anagrams

  • Tonys, Tyson, synto

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • stoni, stani, staniȝ, stany, stonye

Etymology

From Old English stāniġ, from Proto-Germanic *stainagaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɔːniː/

Adjective

stony

  1. Comprised or composed of stone or rock
  2. Made or built of stone or rock
  3. Covered in stones or pebbles
  4. Inhabiting a stony environment
  5. (figuratively) emotionless; stolid
  6. (medicine) hard, solid

Descendants

  • English: stony
  • Scots: stany

References

  • “stōnī, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-10.

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