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synonyms for 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
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antonyms for nitty gritty

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  • 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 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
                  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
                  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
                  I like a gritty man, (not a dirty one), but one that pitches in like a frog oph from a saw log, no matter how deep the water iz.
                  JOSH BILLINGS, HIZ SAYINGSHENRY WHEELER SHAW
                  He lay, firmly bound, on the gritty rock floor of a low-ceiled cave about twelve feet square.
                  THE GREAT DOME ON MERCURYARTHUR LEO ZAGAT
                  He had been dependent on the gritty and flaccid hospitalities of refreshment-rooms, on the sandwich and the bun.
                  THE MARK OF CAINANDREW LANG
                  That's what makes even the finest mud seem gritty when it dries on your feet.
                  THE ADVENTURES OF A GRAIN OF DUSTHALLAM HAWKSWORTH
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