- composed of, containing, or resembling flint, especially in hardness.
- unyielding; unmerciful; obdurate: a flinty heart.
Origin of flinty
Examples from the Web for flintiness
Historical Examples of flintiness
Some people, Sir, would have been all flintiness and granite.The Old Curiosity Shop
It had no bitterness, no flintiness, no damaged grain in it; but all were plump and ripe, as if they had been picked.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
It was felt that his brilliancy had a solidity back of it, a quality of flintiness that would endure.The Vision Spendid
William MacLeod Raine
- of, relating to, or resembling flint
- hard or cruel; obdurate; unyielding