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gritty

adjective grit·ty \ˈgri-tē\

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

: having or showing a lot of courage and determination

: harsh and unpleasant

grit·ti·ergrit·ti·est

Full Definition of GRITTY

1
:  containing or resembling grit
2
:  courageously persistent :  plucky <a gritty heroine>
3
:  having strong qualities of tough uncompromising realism <a gritty novel>
grit·ti·ly \ˈgri-tə-lē\ adverb
grit·ti·ness \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.

First Known Use of GRITTY

1598

Rhymes with GRITTY

GRITTILY Defined for Kids

gritty

adjective grit·ty \ˈgri-tē\
grit·ti·ergrit·ti·est

Definition of GRITTY for Kids

1
:  containing or like rough hard bits especially of sand
2
:  showing toughness and courage
3
:  harshly realistic <a gritty story>

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