flinty

[ flin-tee ]
/ ˈflɪn ti /

adjective, flint·i·er, flint·i·est.

composed of, containing, or resembling flint, especially in hardness.
unyielding; unmerciful; obdurate: a flinty heart.

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Origin of flinty

First recorded in 1530–40; flint + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM flinty

flint·i·ly, adverbflint·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flinty

flinty
/ (ˈflɪntɪ) /

adjective flintier or flintiest

of, relating to, or resembling flint
hard or cruel; obdurate; unyielding

Derived forms of flinty

flintily, adverbflintiness, noun
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