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Adjective: gritty (grittier,grittiest)  gri-tee
  1. Composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
    "the photographs were gritty and indistinct";
    - farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, mealy
     
  2. Willing to face danger
    - game, gamy, gamey, mettlesome, spirited, spunky
     
  3. Starkly realistic
    "It's what our films are known for, a kind of gritty realism."

Derived forms: grittiest, grittier

See also: brave, coarse, courageous, harsh

Encyclopedia: Gritty