Definition of Flinty

1. Adjective. Containing flint.

Partainyms: Flint
Derivative terms: Flint



2. Adjective. Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings. "The child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"
Exact synonyms: Flint, Granitic, Obdurate, Stony
Similar to: Hardhearted, Heartless
Derivative terms: Granite, Stone, Stone

Definition of Flinty

1. a. Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart.

Definition of Flinty

1. Adjective. Resembling or containing flint. ¹

2. Adjective. Showing a lack of emotion. ¹

3. Adjective. Having a taste characteristic of certain white wines, especially Chablis, supposed to evoke the sensation of flint striking steel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flinty

1. resembling flint [adj FLINTIER, FLINTIEST] : FLINTILY [adv]

Medical Definition of Flinty

1. Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart. Flinty rock, or Flinty state, a siliceous slate; basanite is here included. See Basanite. Origin: Flintier; Flintiest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flinty

flintiest
flintify
flintily
flintiness
flintinesses
flinting
flintings
flintlike
flintlock
flintlocks
flints
flintstone
flintstones
flintware
flintwood
flinty (current term)
flip
flip-flap
flip-flop
flip-flopped
flip-flopper
flip-floppers
flip-flopping
flip-flops
flip-in
flip-ins
flip-over disease
flip-screen
flip a bitch
flip angle

Literary usage of Flinty

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1. Report by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Botanical Dept (1908)
"A Test with flinty Seed. • The "Malamo" sweet corn has shown a tendency to develop ... These kernels have been termed "flinty," in distinction from the pure ..."

2. Observations on the Geology of the United States of America: With Some by William Maclure (1817)
"Primitive flinty-slate. 13. Primitive Gypsum, 14. White-stone. CLASS II.—Transition Rocks. ... Transition flinty-slate, 5. Transition Gypsum. CLASS III. ..."

3. The Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain by Archibald Geikie (1897)
"It is at once succeeded by a black flinty felsite like that of Mull. ... Further up the hill, the rock becomes lighter in colour and less flinty in ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"The harder, more flinty shales which appear along the coast are not found in the vicinity of the diabase. Fig. 2. View on the Searsville-La Honda road ..."

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