Definition of flinty in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈflɪnti

adjective (flintier, flintiest)

1Of, containing, or reminiscent of flint: flinty soil a flinty wine
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  • Its problem is that it is a very flinty wine that leaves a kind of sour aftertaste on every possible opportunity.
  • Under my feet the flinty soil shattered into a thousand arrows pointing a hundred different ways.
  • Perhaps this helps to explain why digging for randomness in the flinty soil of physics is such hard work.
1.1(Of a person or their expression) very hard and unyielding: a flinty stare
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  • There is something old-fashioned in his manner which may explain why he excels as gruff authority figures and flinty men of the West.
  • So here was Orwell, famous for being a flinty man of integrity, in effect throwing in the towel.
  • She often has only a few moments of screentime to get across what phase Lureen is in, but as we follow her from a wild and flirty girl to a flinty woman trapped in a loveless marriage we feel a complete and three dimensional character.



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  • ‘You'd be surprised,’ he told me flintily, ‘how many people try it.’
  • He has a way, this soft-pawed composer with his beard-softened face and gentle Accrington accent, of flintily returning questions to sender.
  • Despite having lived in England for more than three decades, his Cambuslang accent remains flintily strong.


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  • There is a unique streak of steely acidity, a firm flintiness and a mineral quality that is not found elsewhere in Burgundy.
  • This wine has a roundness and flintiness that will develop with bottle age.
  • He questions old saws with irreverence, humour, and flintiness, unencumbered by our proverbial politeness and our suffocating political correctness.

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