Meaning of “gritty” - Learner’s Dictionary

gritty

adjective uk us /ˈɡrɪti/
UNPLEASANT

showing unpleasant details about a situation in a way that seems very real:

a gritty drama
gritty realism
BRAVE

brave and determined:

(Definition of “gritty” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)