• IPA: /ˈɡɹɪti/

gritty (comparative grittier, superlative grittiest)

  1. Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles.
  2. Spirited; resolute; unyielding.
    • 1944, Emily Carr, The House of All Sorts, “Poison,”
      The runt was the grittiest pup of all; for days he writhed out of one convulsion into the next—calmed from one only to go through it all over again.
  3. (film, literature) Intense and starkly realistic; depicting harsh reality, especially violence.
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