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gritty

adjective uk   /ˈɡrɪt.i/ us    /ˈɡrɪt̬.i/

gritty adjective (SANDY)

containing grit or like grit

gritty adjective (BRAVE)

brave and determined: He showed the gritty determination that we've come to expect from him.

gritty adjective (UNPLEASANT AND TRUE)

showing all the unpleasant but true details of a situation: a gritty portrayal of inner-city poverty a gritty documentary
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