granitic granitic  /ɡrə ˈnɪ tɪk/


  1. (adj) showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
  2. (adj) hard as granite


  1. Much of the toughness was picked up from his Scottish immigrant father, James Clydesdale King, who was as dour and granitic as the foggy vale for which he was named.
  2. Now 78, a roughhewn, granitic specimen, he still treats a few patients in an office whose windows are blazoned with his name in letters almost a foot high.
  3. Here, the conductor's quest for the telling detail paid off in a performance of striking subtlety, yet one infused with granitic strength.


  • Rio Grande fift, Rum Jungle complex, Black Sea, West Africa craton, California faults

    ( Geological Society of America ) The February 2014 Lithosphere is now online. Papers cover strain rates measured in travertine in the Rio Grande rift, central New Mexico; age dating of the granitic Neoarchean Rum Jungle complex, Australia; the first lithosphere-scale illustration of the structural evolution of the Black Sea Basin; geodynamic modeling of craton formation; evaluation of the ...
    on January 29, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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