Flinty is an adjective that is used to describe having very serious qualities or manners. Not soft or gentle. Hardness. Unmerciful. Obdurate, unyielding.


  1. As he was responsible in looking after a whole village of people from a young age, he developed into a ‘flinty’ individual. Being this was ensured that he did not leave things to chance.
  2. Don’t allow you’re heart to become ‘flinty’ because of what this world brings your way. No matter what happens keep and sincere and clean heart.
  3. She gave a ‘flinty’ speech as she felt that this was a situation where being soft wouldn’t get the point across.

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