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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Very hard; unmerciful; unyielding.

Usage examples (35)
  • He used one of his favorite terms -- "flinty" -- to describe Mr. Simpson.
  • "The house white is kind of flinty and I think it goes with everything myself."
  • Obama singled out Simpson, a longtime advocate of fiscal discipline, as being "flinty" or unyielding.
  • "If you look in the dictionary, it says 'flinty' and then it's got Simpson's picture," the president said. for more
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