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gritty/ˈgrɪti/adjective
grittiergrittiest
gritty
/ˈgrɪti/
adjective
grittiergrittiest
Learner's definition of GRITTY  
[also more gritty; most gritty]
: containing very small pieces of sand or stone : containing grit
informal  : having or showing a lot of courage and determination
: harsh and unpleasant
— see also nitty-gritty
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