gritty ( grittier comparative) ( grittiest superlative )
1 adj Something that is gritty contains grit, is covered with grit, or has a texture like that of grit.
The sheets fell on the gritty floor, and she just let them lie.
2 adj Someone who is gritty is brave and determined.
We have to prove how gritty we are., ...a gritty determination to avoid humiliation.
3 adj A gritty description of a tough or unpleasant situation shows it in a very realistic way. usu ADJ n ...gritty social comment...
nitty-gritty , nitty gritty If people get down to thenitty-gritty of a matter, situation, or activity, they discuss the most important, basic parts of it or facts about it.
INFORMAL n-sing usu the N
...the nitty gritty of everyday politics.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 abrasive, dusty, grainy, granular, gravelly, rasping, rough, sandy
2 ballsy (taboo slang) brave, courageous, determined, dogged, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) game, hardy, mettlesome, plucky, resolute, spirited, steadfast, tenacious, tough
basics, bottom line, brass tacks (informal) core, crux, essence, essentials, facts, fundamentals, gist, heart of the matter, ins and outs, nuts and bolts, reality, substance
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