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stony

adjective
     
Related topics: Earth Sciences
ston‧y
1HE covered by stones or containing stones:
stony soil
2 not showing any friendliness or pity:
stony faces
3

fall on stony ground

if a request, suggestion, joke etc falls on stony ground, it is ignored or people do not like it
stonily adverb:
Camilla stared stonily ahead.

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