gritty

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gritty ‎(comparative grittier, superlative grittiest)

  1. Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles.
  2. Spirited; resolute; unyielding.
    • 1944, Emily Carr, The House of All Sorts, “Poison,” [1]
      The runt was the grittiest pup of all; for days he writhed out of one convulsion into the next—calmed from one only to go through it all over again.
  3. (film, literature) Intense and starkly realistic, especially if violent.

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