flint´i|ly

flint|y «FLIHN tee», adjective, flint|i|er, flint|i|est.
1. made of flint; containing flint: »

... some flinty concretions of Late Cretaceous age (Raymond Cecil Moore).

2. Figurative. like flint; very hard; unyielding: »

flinty stubbornness. Her answer struck him unpleasantly as having a flinty little edge on it (Atlantic).

SYNONYM(S): adamant, obdurate.
3. having a taste suggesting the metallic smell of flint struck against steel: »

The Valais also produces a fine red wine…; it is known for its “flinty” taste, and is smooth and pungent at the same time (London Times).

flint´i|ly, adverb.
flint´i|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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