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gritty

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adjective grit·ty \ˈgri-tē\

Simple Definition of gritty

  • : containing very small pieces of sand or stone : containing grit

  • : having or showing a lot of courage and determination

  • : harsh and unpleasant

Full Definition of gritty

grit·ti·ergrit·ti·est

  1. 1 :  containing or resembling grit

  2. 2 :  courageously persistent :  plucky <a gritty heroine>

  3. 3 :  having strong qualities of tough uncompromising realism <a gritty novel>

grit·ti·ly play \ˈgri-tə-lē\ adverb
grit·ti·ness play \ˈgri-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of gritty

  1. I admire her gritty determination to succeed.

  2. The book describes the gritty realities of life on the streets.

  3. He gave us all of the gritty details of his divorce.



1598

First Known Use of gritty

1598



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