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Definition of "gritty" []

  • Containing, covered with, or resembling grit. (adjective)
  • Showing resolution and fortitude; plucky: a gritty decision. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gritty" in a sentence
  • "Ruben takes the boy under his wing, training him and putting him into a stable of up-and-coming fighters who tour neighboring towns to fight in gritty matches with small purses and high risks of injury."
  • "Like other USA series, "the reality is slightly heightened, (and) gritty is a word you would not apply," Eastin says."
  • "Still, a lively, big-hearted tale, drenched in gritty working-class ambience."