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adj. flint·i·er, flint·i·est
1. Containing or composed of flint.
2. Unyielding; stern: a flinty manner.

flint′i·ly adv.
flint′i·ness n.


adj, flintier or flintiest
1. of, relating to, or resembling flint
2. hard or cruel; obdurate; unyielding
ˈflintily adv
ˈflintiness n


(ˈflɪn ti)

adj. flint•i•er, flint•i•est.
1. composed of, containing, or resembling flint, esp. in hardness.
2. unyielding; obdurate: a flinty heart.
flint′i•ly, adv.
flint′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flinty - containing flint
2.flinty - showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"
hardhearted, heartless - lacking in feeling or pity or warmth


[ˈflɪntɪ] ADJ
1. [material] → de sílex; [soil] → silíceo
2. (fig) [eyes, gaze, stare] → duro; [heart] → de piedra


adj (+er)
(= hardhearted) personhartherzig; heartsteinern; eyes, gazehart
soil, groundfeuersteinhaltig
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