flintiness


adjective, flint·i·er, flint·i·est.

  1. composed of, containing, or resembling flint, especially in hardness.
  2. unyielding; unmerciful; obdurate: a flinty heart.

adjective flintier or flintiest

  1. of, relating to, or resembling flint
  2. hard or cruel; obdurate; unyielding
adj.

“hard-hearted,” 1530s, from flint + -y (2). Literal sense of “resembling flint” is from 1640s. Related: Flintily; flintiness.

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