flinty

  • 1 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

  • 2 flinty — ► ADJECTIVE (flintier, flintiest) 1) of, containing, or resembling flint. 2) grim and unyielding: a flinty stare. DERIVATIVES flintily adverb flintiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 flinty — [flin′tē] adj. flintier, flintiest 1. made of or containing flint 2. like flint; extremely hard and firm; inflexible [a flinty heart] flintily adv. flintiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 flinty — index rigid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 flinty — (adj.) hard hearted, 1530s, from FLINT (Cf. flint) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Literal sense of resembling flint is from 1640s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 flinty — [adj] stern cruel, firm, hard, inflexible, rigid, steely, stony, unsympathetic, unyielding; concept 604 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 flinty — [[t]flɪ̱nti[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or someone s character or expression as flinty, you mean they are harsh and show no emotion. ...her flinty stare. ...a man of flinty determination. Syn: stony, hard …

    English dictionary

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

    English dictionary

  • 9 flinty — flint|y [ˈflınti] adj 1.) literary not showing any emotions = ↑hard, icy ↑icy flinty look/stare ▪ Duvall gave him a flinty stare. 2.) like flint or containing flint …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 flinty — flint|y [ flınti ] adjective 1. ) a flinty expression is unfriendly and without emotion 2. ) containing FLINT: flinty New England soil …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 flinty — adjective a flinty expression or person does not show emotions: Duvall gave him a flinty stare …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 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

  • 13 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

  • 14 flinty — flint•y [[t]ˈflɪn ti[/t]] adj. flint•i•er, flint•i•est 1) composed of, containing, or resembling flint, esp. in hardness 2) unyielding; obdurate: a flinty heart[/ex] • Etymology: 1530–40 flint′i•ly, adv. flint′i•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 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

  • 16 flinty — adjective 1. containing flint • Pertains to noun: ↑flint • Derivationally related forms: ↑flint 2. showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings his flinty gaze the child s misery would move even the most obdurate heart …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 flinty — adjective a) Resembling or containing flint. b) Showing a lack of emotion …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 flinty — Synonyms and related words: Philistine, adamant, adamantine, bony, bowelless, callous, calloused, case hardened, cast iron, cement, cemental, concrete, constant, corneous, cruel, dense, diamondlike, dog eat dog, dour, dure, firm, fixed, flintlike …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 flinty — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. hard, unmerciful, obdurate; see callous , cruel 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. hard, firm, stony, inflexible, rigid, unmerciful, coldhearted, hardened, heartless, unsympathetic. ANT.: soft, warmhearted,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 flinty — flint·y || flɪntɪ adj. hard as flint, hard as stone, unyielding; cruel, brutal; containing flint …

    English contemporary dictionary