What does gritty mean?

Definitions for gritty
ˈgrɪt igrit·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, mealy(adj)

    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"

  2. game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky(adj)

    willing to face danger


  1. gritty(Adjective)

    Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles.

  2. gritty(Adjective)

    Spirited; resolute; unyielding.

  3. gritty(Adjective)

    Intense and starkly realistic, especially if violent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gritty(adj)

    containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles

  2. Gritty(adj)

    spirited; resolute; unyielding

How to pronounce gritty?

  1. Alex
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How to say gritty in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gritty in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gritty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gritty in a Sentence

  1. Patricia Espinosa:

    We have to accept that not all the nitty gritty details can be agreed by Katowice.

  2. Native American:

    Very smart, very gritty, and not salacious, think ‘Easy Rider,’ but with pissed-off women.

  3. Harold Holzer:

    The seatbelt law and requiring deposits on bottles seem prosaic, but he liked the nitty-gritty things.

  4. Kyrie Irving:

    It wasnt just about putting points on the board, it was just about doing the little things, it was a gritty win.

  5. Martin Appleton-Clare:

    I saw the pies when I came in and it was a little bit daunting, but we got into the nitty gritty, second time champion, I'm happy with the performance.

Images & Illustrations of gritty

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