adjective, flint·i·er, flint·i·est.
Examples from the Web for flinty
The activism, even amongst the community, was difficult and flinty.Matt Bomer Tells the Personal Story Behind His Heartbreaking ‘Normal Heart’ Performance|Kevin Fallon|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Anderson, this is a role that she was born to play: uncompromising and flinty, radiating a ferocity and tough conviction.The Haunting New Serial-Killer Thriller Heading to Netflix|Jace Lacob|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For all his flinty wit and occasional impulse to antagonize, Ed Koch was, in the end, almost impossible to dislike.
“Linda McMahon is clearly not a fiscal conservative, which I am,” says Shays with flinty frustration.Shays’s Rebellion: The Last Yankee Republican Fights For His Political Life|John Avlon|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The fact that she comes from flinty, northern coal-miner stock.
So saying, he took a piece of flinty stone, and struck it hard against another, till they gave red sparks between them.Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)|Thomas Carlyle
Dawson added the last because of the flinty look that had suddenly leaped into Farmer's eyes.Dave Dawson at Casablanca|Robert Sydney Bowen
Dear John,—Dost expect to elicit a spark from so dull a steel as myself, by that flinty subject of thine?The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters|Henry David Thoreau
The certain approach of death had already humanised and softened his flinty heart.The King's Own|Captain Frederick Marryat
The sled runners squeaked loudly in the flinty snow, and Connie halted the dogs and surveyed the forbidding landscape.Connie Morgan in Alaska|James B. Hendryx