Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing or composed of flint.
  • adjective Unyielding; stern.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of flint; abounding in flint, or having a flint-like quality: as, a flinty rock; a flinty fracture; flinty ground.
  • Figuratively, hard as flint; obdurate; cruel; unmerciful: as, a flinty heart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint
  • adjective a siliceous slate; -- basanite is here included. See Basanite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Resembling or containing flint.
  • adjective Showing a lack of emotion.
  • adjective Having a taste characteristic of certain white wines, especially Chablis, supposed to evoke the sensation of flint striking steel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective containing flint
  • adjective showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

Etymologies

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flint +‎ -y

Examples

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  • I had written a great part of another long letter, to try to soften thy flinty heart in her favour...

    Belford to Lovelace, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 18, 2007