Examples of flinty in a Sentence
a flinty and determined hero
a flinty warrior hardened by years of battle
Recent Examples of flinty from the Web
There are certainly positive aspects to the maverick label, which suggests a composer of flinty individuality unbound by protocols and conventions.
That’s the past, though; today, many of the descendants of those flinty Protestants now preach the prosperity gospel, which explicitly links material success in this life to God’s grace.
A superhero movie with a fatalist-humanist bent, small and intimate in scale, James Mangold’s sad, crunching finish to the Wolverine saga has brutal, flinty flair.
Goat Rocks 2016 sparkling grüner veltliner, Naches Heights, $45: This bubbly is bursting with aromas of green apples, pear and flinty minerality.
Director David Bennett probably has a Miss Tracy-style, iron-fist-in-velvet-glove voice, and has coaxed funny but flinty performances from the cast.
Each one of those recent long-termers left us cold: too disconnected, too expensive, or too flinty, but most of all, just short of totally satisfying.
One eyelid droops a little over a flinty blue eye, two fingers on his left hand were lost to a buzz saw a decade ago.
An American of Chinese immigrant heritage, Mr. Tao performed flinty works by Copland and the American maverick Frederic Rzewski, whose leftist convictions permeate his music.
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First Known Use of flinty
Synonymsaustere, authoritarian, severe, hard, harsh, heavy-handed, ramrod, rigid, rigorous, stern, strict, tough
Antonymsclement, forbearing, gentle, indulgent, lax, lenient, tolerant
Related Wordsdemanding, exacting; uncharitable, unforgiving; adamant, adamantine, callous, hardened, hard-hearted, hard-line, immovable, implacable, inflexible, merciless, ossified, pitiless, relentless, rock-ribbed, stiff, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unsparing, unyielding; dour, gruff; ascetic (also ascetical), monastic, monkish; browbeating, bullying; determined, firm, resolved, single-minded, steadfast, unflinching; dogged, intractable, obstinate, relentless
Near Antonymseasy, easygoing, laid-back, undemanding; charitable, kind, merciful, mild, patient, soft, softhearted; accepting, compromising, yielding; responsive, willing; acquiescent, agreeable, amenable, complaisant, compliant, flexible, pliable, pliant
FLINTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flinty for English Language Learners
: not soft or gentle in manner or appearance : having a very serious quality or manner
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