Definition of gritty adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    gritty

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈɡrɪt̮i//
     
     
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  1. 1containing or like grit a layer of gritty dust
  2. 2 showing the courage and determination to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant gritty determination a gritty performance from the halfback Boston's gritty comeback was rewarded by a home run in the ninth inning.
  3. 3showing something unpleasant as it really is a gritty description of urban violence gritty realism see also nitty-gritty
NAmE//ˈɡrɪt̮əli//
 
adverb
NAmE//ˈɡrɪt̮inəs//
 
noun [uncountable]
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