flintier; flintiest
1
: resembling flint
especially : stern, unyielding
flinty determination
2
: composed of or covered with flint
flintily adverb
flintiness noun

Examples of flinty in a Sentence

a flinty and determined hero a flinty warrior hardened by years of battle
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Word History

First Known Use

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flinty was in 1536

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“Flinty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flinty. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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