Flintier
Flinty Flint"y, a. [Compar. {Flintier}; superl. {Flintiest}.] Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart. [1913 Webster]

{Flinty rock}, or {Flinty state}, a siliceous slate; -- basanite is here included. See {Basanite}. [1913 Webster]


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  • flintier — flint·y || flɪntɪ adj. hard as flint, hard as stone, unyielding; cruel, brutal; containing flint …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Flintiest — Flinty Flint y, a. [Compar. {Flintier}; superl. {Flintiest}.] Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart. [1913 Webster] {Flinty rock}, or {Flinty state}, a siliceous slate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flinty — Flint y, a. [Compar. {Flintier}; superl. {Flintiest}.] Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart. [1913 Webster] {Flinty rock}, or {Flinty state}, a siliceous slate; basanite… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flinty rock — Flinty Flint y, a. [Compar. {Flintier}; superl. {Flintiest}.] Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart. [1913 Webster] {Flinty rock}, or {Flinty state}, a siliceous slate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flinty state — Flinty Flint y, a. [Compar. {Flintier}; superl. {Flintiest}.] Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart. [1913 Webster] {Flinty rock}, or {Flinty state}, a siliceous slate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flinty — adjective (flintier; est) Date: 1536 1. resembling flint; especially stern, unyielding < flinty determination > 2. composed of or covered with flint • flintily adverb • flintiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flinty — flintily, adv. flintiness, n. /flin tee/, adj., flintier, flintiest. 1. composed of, containing, or resembling flint, esp. in hardness. 2. unyielding; unmerciful; obdurate: a flinty heart. [1530 40; FLINT + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • flinty — adjective (flintier, flintiest) 1》 relating to, containing, or reminiscent of flint. 2》 (of a person or their expression) very hard and unyielding. Derivatives flintily adverb flintiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • flinty — UK [ˈflɪntɪ] / US adjective Word forms flinty : adjective flinty comparative flintier superlative flintiest a flinty expression is unfriendly and without emotion …   English dictionary

  • flinty — /ˈflɪnti/ (say flintee) adjective (flintier, flintiest) 1. composed of, containing, or resembling flint; hard as flint. 2. obdurate; cruel; unmerciful: a flinty heart. 3. (of wine) having a very dry finish. {flint + y1} –flintily, adverb… …   Australian English dictionary

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