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grit·ty

 (grĭt′ē)
adj. grit·ti·er, grit·ti·est
1. Containing, covered with, or resembling grit.
2. Showing resolution and fortitude; plucky: a gritty decision.

grit′ti·ly adv.
grit′ti·ness n.

gritty

(ˈɡrɪtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. courageous; hardy; resolute
2. of, like, or containing grit
ˈgrittily adv
ˈgrittiness n

grit•ty

(ˈgrɪt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. consisting of, containing, or resembling grit; sandy.
2. resolute and courageous; plucky.
[1590–1600]
grit′ti•ly, adv.
grit′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gritty - composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency; "granular sugar"; "the photographs were grainy and indistinct"; "it left a mealy residue"
coarse, harsh - of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
2.gritty - willing to face dangergritty - willing to face danger    
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

gritty

adjective
1. rough, sandy, dusty, abrasive, rasping, grainy, gravelly, granular She threw a handful of gritty dust into his eyes.
2. courageous, game, dogged, determined, tough, spirited, brave, hardy, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), resolute, tenacious, plucky, steadfast, ballsy (taboo slang), mettlesome a gritty determination to get to the top
3. realistic, hard-hitting, unsentimental, unromantic a gritty film about inner-city deprivation

gritty

adjective
Consisting of or covered with large particles:
Translations
حاثِر، مُرَمَّل
pískovitý
gruset
kornóttur
kumlu

gritty

[ˈgrɪtɪ] ADJ (grittier (compar) (grittiest (superl)))
1. (= grainy) [soil, powder, texture] → arenoso; [surface, floor] → arenoso, granuloso
the sheets felt grittylas sábanas parecían tener arena
2. (= courageous) [person, display, performance] → enérgico, resuelto
gritty determinationobstinada determinación
3. (= true to life) [drama, story, portrayal] → crudo

gritty

[ˈgrɪti] adj
[surface] → recouvert(e) de gravier
[texture] → graveleux/euse
(= brave) [person] → qui a du cran
gritty determination → solide détermination
(= realistic) [description] → réaliste

gritty

adj (+er)
(lit) (= sandy) soil, pathsandig; (= grainy) texture, foodkörnig
(fig: = courageous) personmutig, tapfer; determinationzäh; the team’s gritty displaydas tapfere Spiel der Mannschaft
(fig: = unsentimental) realismhart; drama, filmwirklichkeitsnah; portrayal, accountungeschminkt

gritty

[ˈgrɪtɪ] adj (texture) → granuloso/a; (person) → coraggioso/a

grit

(grit) noun
1. very small pieces of stone. She's got a piece of grit in her eye.
2. courage. He's got a lot of grit.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈgritted
to keep (the teeth) tightly closed together. He gritted his teeth to stop himself from crying out in pain.
ˈgritty adjective
a gritty substance.
References in classic literature ?
If you try to be definite and sure about it and to live beneath the trees, where soft night winds blow, the long hot day of disappointment comes swiftly and the gritty dust from passing wagons gathers upon lips inflamed and made tender by kisses.
heard a sound like digging in a gritty soil; and I crope
The leg of mutton came up very red within, and very pale without: besides having a foreign substance of a gritty nature sprinkled over it, as if if had had a fall into the ashes of that remarkable kitchen fireplace.
Their dismal shores are studded thickly with scaffold-like, enormous timber structures, whose lofty heads are veiled periodically by the infernal gritty night of a cloud of coal-dust.
This dust, you will observe, is not the gritty, grey dust of the street but the fluffy brown dust of the house, showing that it has been hung up indoors most of the time, while the marks of moisture upon the inside are proof positive that the wearer perspired very freely, and could therefore, hardly be in the best of training.
I want to stop here, leaning up against this gritty old wall.
I thought I was only a moderate Grit, but when the news came that we were in I found out how Gritty I really was.
Let him go, I say," he repeated; but this time his voice was gritty and metallic.
At length the train came into London over the housetops; and down below lay the gritty streets with their yet un-needed lamps a-glow, on a hot, light, summer night.
It was labour, whose practical difference from the other forms of labour consisted in the nature of its risk, which did not lie in ankylosis, or lead poisoning, or fire-damp, or gritty dust, but in what may be briefly defined in its own special phraseology as "Seven years hard.
The stuff, whatever it was, felt gritty under the sole of my shoe.
Although it was hard to believe that her retiring for the night could be anything but a form, so severely wide awake were those classical eyes of hers, and so impossible did it seem that her rigid nose could yield to any relaxing influence, yet her manner of sitting, smoothing her uncomfortable, not to say, gritty mittens