gritty

[ grit-ee ]
/ ˈgrɪt i /

adjective, grit·ti·er, grit·ti·est.

consisting of, containing, or resembling grit; sandy.
resolute and courageous; plucky.

Origin of gritty

First recorded in 1590–1600; grit + -y1

Related forms

grit·ti·ly, adverbgrit·ti·ness, nounun·grit·ty, adjective
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gritty

/ (ˈɡrɪtɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest

courageous; hardy; resolute
of, like, or containing grit

Derived Forms

grittily, adverbgrittiness, noun
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