flinty flinty  /f ˈlɪn ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) containing flint
  2. (adj) showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Unforgiven: Unforgiven questions the rules of a macho genre, summing up and maybe atoning for the flinty violence that made Eastwood famous.
  2. Abruptly he blew out the match and turned, a flinty glare transforming his hound-dog eyes.
  3. Scrooge boasts Albert Finney in the title role of the flinty miser who learns the true meaning both of Christmas and his own life.

News

  1. Bruins on the brink of Stanley Cup final

    BY RON BORGES The Boston Herald BOSTON Two plays Wednesday night epitomized why the Boston Bruins hold a nearly insurmountable 3-0 lead over the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals, and also why the citizens think of them as a reflection of New England’s flinty approach to life. read more
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. Borges: Bruins’ grit echoes region’s character

    Two plays Wednesday night epitomized why the Bruins hold a nearly insurmountable 3-0 lead over the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals, and also why the citizens of this fair city think of them as a reflection of New England’s flinty approach to life.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. Bruins’ grit echoes region’s character

    Two plays Wednesday night epitomized why the Bruins hold a nearly insurmountable 3-0 lead over the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals, and also why the citizens of this fair city think of them as a reflection of New England’s flinty approach to life.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "We're going to have to try to apply some flinty Chicago toughness to this town," Mr. Obama said.
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Times

  2. Lundberg described the delegates as "flinty hard-liners, determined to have their way, never to yield on anything substantial..........willing to make purely political compromises (over) the means of carrying on government (but) adamantly...
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Ferdinand Lundberg Source: Mathaba.Net

  3. "We have to stay tough when it comes to mine safety," Byrd said. "Mines are no place for flinty regulation enforcement. We have seen the consequences of inaction."
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Robert Byrd Source: Mineweb

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