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most nitty-gritty

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  • as inunderlying
  • as invital
  • as inessential

synonyms for most nitty-gritty

  • basic
  • elemental
  • hidden
  • bottom
  • concealed
  • lurking
  • prime
  • root
  • veiled
  • basal
  • bottom-line
  • cardinal
  • critical
  • crucial
  • elementary
  • essential
  • indispensable
  • intrinsic
  • necessary
  • needful
  • nitty-gritty
  • nub
  • primary
  • primitive
  • radical
  • substratal
  • vital

antonyms for most nitty-gritty

MOST RELEVANT
  • secondary
  • additional
  • extra
  • inessential
  • insignificant
  • meaningless
  • minor
  • needless
  • nonessential
  • optional
  • secondary
  • trivial
  • uncritical
  • unimportant
  • unnecessary
  • useless
  • voluntary
  • worthless
  • dead
  • dull
  • sluggish
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How to use most nitty-gritty in a sentence

Its quality is determined by the greater or less proportion of silicious or gritty matter with which its fibres are associated.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
He had been down into the bottom-most pit of hell, and the sights that he had seen there had withered him up.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Gasping for breath and crunching for foothold the sidewalk people breasted the gritty cold.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
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.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
Put ammonia or borax in the water used, or else rub the glass with whiting, or a scouring soap which is not gritty.
THE LIBRARY OF WORK AND PLAY: HOUSEKEEPINGELIZABETH HALE GILMAN
Over the lamentable procession hung a fog of gritty chalk particles that had been winnowed up by the plodding feet.
THE GLORY OF THE COMINGIRVIN S. COBB
The top-most bud waits only through the twelve hours of a single day to open.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
Her father had no son living, therefore she was an only child, and the most-sought-after of any maiden in that band.
RED HUNTERS AND THE ANIMAL PEOPLECHARLES A. EASTMAN
The noblest and most-varied scenery in the north-west Himalaya is in the catchment area of the Jhelam.
THE PANJAB, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, AND KASHMIRSIR JAMES MCCRONE DOUIE
I lay in a bunk that felt gritty and greasy to the touch, and my hair was matted behind by a clot of blood.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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