what is difference between granitic and stony
granite + -ic
granitic (comparative more granitic, superlative most granitic)
- Of, pertaining to, or containing granite.
From French granitique
granitic m or n (feminine singular granitică, masculine plural granitici, feminine and neuter plural granitice)
- stoney (obsolete)
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”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈstəʊni/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈstoʊni/
- Rhymes: -əʊni
stony (comparative stonier, superlative stoniest)
- As hard as stone.
- Synonym: rock-hard
- Antonym: soft
- Containing or made up of stones.
- Synonyms: pebbly, rocky, shingly
- (figuratively) Of a person, lacking warmth and emotion.
- Synonyms: cold, cool, hard-hearted, heartless, impassive, unemotional, unfeeling
- Antonyms: passionate, warm
- (figuratively) Of an action or expression such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion.
- Synonyms: cold, cool, frosty, unwelcoming
- Antonyms: welcoming, warm
- (Britain and Australia, slang) Short for stony broke: without any money.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:impoverished
- stony coral
- “stony, adj.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1917.
- Tonys, Tyson, synto
- stoni, stani, staniȝ, stany, stonye
From Old English stāniġ, from Proto-Germanic *stainagaz.
- IPA(key): /ˈstɔːniː/
- Comprised or composed of stone or rock
- Made or built of stone or rock
- Covered in stones or pebbles
- Inhabiting a stony environment
- (figuratively) emotionless; stolid
- (medicine) hard, solid
- English: stony
- Scots: stany
- “stōnī, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-10.