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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing, covered with, or resembling grit.
  • adj. Showing resolution and fortitude; plucky: a gritty decision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles.
  • adj. Spirited; resolute; unyielding.
  • adj. Intense and starkly realistic, especially if violent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles.
  • adj. Spirited; resolute; unyielding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; full of or covered with hard particles; sandy.
  • Courageous and resolute; determined; plucky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. willing to face danger
  • adj. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

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