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adjective as in brave

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The book manages to do justice to Oak Flat as its own universe of nitty-gritty legal details and clashing interests, but one that’s also representative of broader dynamics and abuses that have played out in America for centuries.

It’s just sometimes a little bit gritty because the truth is maybe not what people thought.

Simply melting sand, which is mostly silica, will make glass, but that gritty stuff won’t get the kind of optical purity needed to ping light around the globe.

Enter Richardson, a former Philadelphia 76er who has a reputation as a “tough and gritty” player who has spent his whole NBA career in the more physical Eastern Conference.

As a private company, Zocdoc doesn’t reveal the nitty-gritty of its metrics.

From Fortune

Though it may have been a depressing environment, the gritty streets of Washington gave Gil plenty of inspiration for his lyrics.

The dramatic popularization of a phrase like “nitty-gritty” demonstrates that language is always changing across social contexts.

By Rich Goldstein Are audiences tired with caped crusaders and gritty reboots?

Are audiences tired with caped crusaders and gritty reboots?

You really were ahead of your time with Twin Peaks—this gritty, engrossing serial TV drama.

Its quality is determined by the greater or less proportion of silicious or gritty matter with which its fibres are associated.

Gasping for breath and crunching for foothold the sidewalk people breasted the gritty cold.

Let us sit down here facing it by these broken stones, where we can be a little sheltered from the chilly wind and gritty sand.

Put ammonia or borax in the water used, or else rub the glass with whiting, or a scouring soap which is not gritty.

Over the lamentable procession hung a fog of gritty chalk particles that had been winnowed up by the plodding feet.


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On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gritty, such as: dusty, grainy, rough, abrasive, branlike, and calculous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.