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flinty adj
1 showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart" [syn: obdurate, stony]
2 having austere inflexibility; "a flinty manner"; "granitic morality"; "his unyielding mouth and glassy eyes"- Marchette Chute [syn: granitic, unyielding] [also: flintiest, flintier]

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  1. showing a lack of emotion
  2. characteristic of certain white wines, especially Chablis

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