gutsy

adjective
\ˈgət-sē \
gutsier; gutsiest

Definition of gutsy 

1 : marked by courage, pluck, or determination a gutsy little fighter a gutsy decision

2a : expressing or characterized by basic physical senses or passions gutsy macho talk gutsy country blues

b : rough or plain in style : not bland or sophisticated a gutsy soup

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Other Words from gutsy

gutsily \ˈgət-sə-lē \ adverb
gutsiness noun

Examples of gutsy in a Sentence

That was a very gutsy decision. a gutsy coach willing to let her team improvise on the court

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In both, gutsy and breathtaking plays were made to prevent one team from seizing a sizeable advantage over the other. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "UT eliminated from College World Series by Florida," 20 June 2018 In both, gutsy and breathtaking plays were made to prevent one team from seizing a sizeable advantage over the other. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "UT eliminated from College World Series by Florida," 20 June 2018 In both, gutsy and breathtaking plays were made to prevent one team from seizing a sizeable advantage over the other. Nick Moyle, Houston Chronicle, "UT eliminated from College World Series by Florida," 19 June 2018 Katie McCaffrey: This couple is gutsy and fun-loving — and their main home is fairly neutral. Amy Preiser, House Beautiful, "The Tiger Stripes and Flea-Market Finds in This Home Redefine Chic," 9 Aug. 2017 Mexico scored a massive win in its first game of the World Cup, securing a gutsy 1-0 win over Germany with Hirving 'Chucky' Lozano's counter-attacking goal providing the difference. SI.com, "World Cup 2018 Daily Podcast: Mexico Put in Impressive Display to Stun Germany," 17 June 2018 That gutsy determination was on display Wednesday in a video taken from the hospital isolation ward. Anchorage Daily News, "With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom," 12 July 2018 Does Russia's gutsy win over Spain mean the death of tiki-taka and just how surprising is this run by the Russians? SI.com, "World Cup Daily Podcast: Russia Continues Magical Run With Stunning Win Over Spain," 1 July 2018 Taking the qualifying offer would be a gutsy move for Parker. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What you need to know about Jabari Parker's restricted free agency," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of gutsy

circa 1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gutsy was circa 1893

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gutsy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gutsy

: very tough or brave : showing courage

: having a strong and appealing flavor

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