Translation of flinty in Spanish:


silíceo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈflɪn(t)i//ˈflɪnti/


  • 1

    (rock) silíceo
    (rock) de pedernal
    (soil) silíceo
    • Perhaps this helps to explain why digging for randomness in the flinty soil of physics is such hard work.
    • Coupled with the characteristic flinty aftertaste of the Chablis this is a great white to slurp.
    • The beach was flinty; there was no pavement, no electricity, no scuba divers with credit cards.
    • Laurie Sansom's production hits its emotional straps, and Jones delivers moving scene after scene of rising, fractious, heart-rending drama and flinty, defiant humour.
    • From the coiled, flinty Gethsemane, through the almost jaunty I'll Tag Along and One Door Opens to the slurred tango of First Breath, this is an album of exciting accomplishment.
    • Its problem is that it is a very flinty wine that leaves a kind of sour aftertaste on every possible opportunity.
    • This wine is spot-on in quality and price, and reveals rounded apple notes threaded with flinty acidity. 7 / 10
    • Portraying the flinty faces of science - daunting complexity twinned with numbing wonder - demands both craft and art.
    • It appears to be a little cavern of death; a wooden stake has been driven through the privates of one of the fellas, while a flinty knife points at the woman.
    • His epic-length reflections sweep aside not only the flinty facts, but the vital importance of history and tradition in our constitutional architecture.
    • Bougrier Tourraine 1998 Sauvignon Blanc, $9.95 - A delicate, crisp white wine with tart fruit flavours and a subtle, flinty finish.
    • Burley was hewn from flinty, industrial Ayrshire.
    • The grey, flinty slopes covered in the serried ranks of vineyards, gave way to the high pastures, the Alpine meadows, which nourished the famed cattle of Switzerland.
    • Shape and texture terms tend to be applied to wines with a high degree of acidity, as angular, austere, flinty, steely.
    • Under my feet the flinty soil shattered into a thousand arrows pointing a hundred different ways.
    • As I tramped pale flinty paths through the cornfields, larks sang and March hares frolicked.
    • An excellent performance against Kildare in Leinster and a thrilling win over Offaly in the first round of the qualifiers made Carlow a more flinty proposition than normal, but Limerick stayed calm and eased their way diligently past.
    • Instead, we butted through the heaving, flinty grey water towards the narrow passageway that separates Karmoy from the mainland.
    • Classic Sancerre ingredients all coming together skillfully with sharpish gooseberry fruit rolling along a mineral path leading to a flinty finale. 5 Stars.
    • Curiously, they all carry (wear, pet, hug) rocks on strings like prehistoric necklaces - a metaphor, perhaps, for survival in a flinty world of not very much.
  • 2

    (stare/reply) despiadado
    (heart) duro como el pedernal
    (heart) de piedra
    • It was, in many ways, his finest appearance - the flinty New Englander's feelings on full display for perhaps the first time in his candidacy.
    • He is able to get outside his flinty, tightly wrapped personality just enough to convince a majority of voters that he deserves another chance.
    • So here was Orwell, famous for being a flinty man of integrity, in effect throwing in the towel.
    • The always reliable actress brings a flinty edge to the formidable Maggie.
    • The latter spoke first, gaze turning flinty as she turned her attention to the uninvited guest.
    • I happen to like feisty political personalities with regional color whether they are flinty Vermonters or silky Mississipians.
    • In Sarah, he had found a tall, power-dressing, glamorous partner, serious and flinty, with a successful business record in developing a right-on public relations company.
    • At times, the performance even seemed to display in equal measures the vitality of a young Eric Black and the flinty resolve of Terry Butcher.
    • Now, there was a flinty look in Eddie's eye and a grim expression on his face as he sat down alongside the assistant coach and the manager.
    • But when he goes behind the curtain and sheds the costume, a flinty, thin-skinned, immature man who has never taken responsibility for his mistakes emerges.
    • There is something old-fashioned in his manner which may explain why he excels as gruff authority figures and flinty men of the West.
    • Her character, Anna, is one of the great female parts - too flinty to be dismissed as a ladette, too smart to be written off as a hedonistic bimbo.
    • He is a famously flinty treasury secretary, a man suspicious of international aid and bailouts, who isn't afraid to say so.
    • She often has only a few moments of screentime to get across what phase Lureen is in, but as we follow her from a wild and flirty girl to a flinty woman trapped in a loveless marriage we feel a complete and three dimensional character.
    • He pledged to keep a flinty eye on it and vowed to slay the threatening blip should it grow.
    • I settled for one hand on the lower rung and a flinty gaze into the middle distance, careful not to meet his eye.
    • I mean, how confident are you that you will convince those flinty eyed people over at Finance that you've got a case for more money?
    • He had bright, flinty eyes and an air of silent confidence - one of those men whose alpha status seems to emanate from their pores, their rank in any group somehow implicit, beyond question.
    • I'll provide some facts and my own point of view on our recent history to challenge his flinty attitude.
    • London metropolitan types also think I possess a kind of doughty flinty independent spirit which they wish they had so they too could flee the bars of Charlotte Street and the watering holes of Soho.