Flintiness



[flin-tee] /ˈflɪn ti/

adjective, flintier, flintiest.
1.
composed of, containing, or resembling , especially in hardness.
2.
unyielding; unmerciful; obdurate:
a flinty heart.
/ˈflɪntɪ/
adjective flintier, 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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