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synonyms for flinty

  • steely
  • stony
  • cruel
  • firm
  • hard
  • inflexible
  • rigid
  • unsympathetic
  • unyielding
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How to use flinty in a sentence

Every summer in her hometown, I’d hear and see the amazing, unrequited devotion to the Red Sox that, if requited, might upset some difficult worldview with which their fans had made a flinty Puritan peace.
AFTER COVERING EVERYTHING FOR 52 YEARS, IT’S TIME TO SEE WHAT I MISSEDTHOMAS M. BOSWELLMAY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Louis had no sooner reached the window, than he would have thrown himself from the flinty butments upon the top of the precipice.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
At some point near the base, when the flinty stone was speeding forward like a meteor, it abraded a harder portion than before.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
He swung along with a swaying motion, and his claws, striking the flinty rocks as he passed over them, rattled like iron nails.
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When Hank threw down the last expiring match, he caught a glimpse of something white on the flinty floor.
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He was sitting on the flinty floor, with his back against the side of the cavern and his legs thrust out in front of him.
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They were near the mouth of the cell which had been Prior Cyprian's flinty dormitory, and were almost involved in darkness.
ROOKWOODWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
The vessel in the meantime grounded on a flinty bottom, at a short distance from the advanced jetty.
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Now we will look at a shell-builder, the Whelk, who uses his flinty tongue in quite another fashion.
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A grindstone with one side harder than the other can have its flinty side softened by immersing that part in boiled linseed oil.
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WORDS RELATED TO FLINTY

  • adamantine
  • flinty
  • impenetrable
  • indestructible
  • rock-hard
  • tough
  • unbreakable
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