Definition of gritty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪti//
    (grittier, grittiest) Brave
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  1. 1containing or like grit a layer of gritty dust
  2. 2showing the courage and determination to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant gritty determination a gritty performance from the British player Tottenham’s gritty fightback was rewarded by a goal in the closing minutes. See related entries: Brave
  3. 3showing something unpleasant as it really is a gritty description of urban violence gritty realism see also nitty-gritty
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