verb (used with object), grit·ted, grit·ting.
verb (used without object), grit·ted, grit·ting.
Origin of grit
Synonyms for grit
Related Words for gritperseverance, spunk, toughness, guts, tenacity, fortitude, moxie, spirit, daring, powder, dust, gravel, pebbles, sand, nerve, gameness, spine, backbone, pluck
Examples from the Web for grit
Contemporary Examples of grit
In 175 well-chosen words, he sums up the trials and the grit and bravery of the civil rights movement.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece
October 16, 2014
To do so in a Salvadoran prison defies comprehension and inspires respect for their grit and determination.Out and Proud in El Salvador’s Murderous Gangland
July 13, 2014
A friend of mine is recovering from alcoholism and she just has to grit her teeth at weddings.If You're Fat You've Only Got Yourself to Blame
April 15, 2014
For me, the takeaway from these results is that creativity—just like grit—does not occupy a separate sphere from academics.Are U.S. Kids Creative Enough?
April 2, 2014
Nor am I one of those pathetic “men” too wimpy to handle the grit of parenthood.Why Men Shouldn’t Wait To Have Kids
Conor P. Williams
March 8, 2014
Historical Examples of grit
He's got to be flattered up, an' have some grit put into him.Tiverton Tales
For thrift, grit and perseverance, are a few of the rough grains in his character.The Book of Khalid
Peel the mushrooms; rinse them to remove any grit, and cut off the ends of the stalks.The Skilful Cook
Put them into a jar one by one, that none of the grit may stick to them; and when cold, cover them with the pickle thus made.
Says it's nothin' but just grit and hang-on that keeps him alive.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
verb grits, gritting or gritted
Word Origin for grit
noun, adjective Canadian
Old English greot "sand, dust, earth, gravel," from Proto-Germanic *greutan "tiny particles of crushed rock" (cf. Old Saxon griot, Old Frisian gret, Old Norse grjot "rock, stone," German Grieß "grit, sand"), from PIE *ghreu- "rub, grind" (cf. Lithuanian grudas "corn, kernel," Old Church Slavonic gruda "clod"). Sense of "pluck, spirit" first recorded American English, 1808.
"make a grating sound," 1762, probably from grit (n.). Related: Gritted; gritting.