adjective, flint·i·er, flint·i·est.
Words nearby flinty
OTHER WORDS FROM flintyflint·i·ly, adverbflint·i·ness, noun
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