gritty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"gritty" in British English

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uk   /ˈɡrɪt.i/  us   /ˈɡrɪt̬.i/

gritty adjective (SANDY)

containinggrit 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 ​truedetails of a ​situation: a gritty ​portrayal of inner-city ​poverty a gritty ​documentary
(Definition of gritty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gritty" in American English

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 us   /ˈɡrɪt̬·i/
containing or ​covered with ​smallpieces of ​stone or ​sand: gritty ​dust strong and ​determined in ​dealing with an ​unpleasantsituation: a gritty, ​no-nonsenseapproach
(Definition of gritty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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