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flinty

play
adjective \ˈflin-tē\

Simple Definition of flinty

  • : not soft or gentle in manner or appearance : having a very serious quality or manner

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flinty

flintier

flintiest

  1. 1 :  resembling flint; especially :  stern, unyielding <flinty determination>

  2. 2 :  composed of or covered with flint

flintily

play \ˈflin-tə-lē\ adverb

flintiness

play \ˈflin-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of flinty in a sentence

  1. a flinty and determined hero

  2. <a flinty warrior hardened by years of battle>



1536

First Known Use of flinty

1536



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