gritty

Gritty things have a rough texture that makes them feel like they're coated with sand. After a day at the beach, you might come home with gritty arms and legs.

A baking project involving corn meal might result in a gritty counter and a gritty kitchen floor, and one shake of your dirty dog will leave you with a gritty couch. Grit is a tiny particle of sand or stone, and gritty means "covered in grit." A second meaning of gritty is "showing bravery and spirit." When you stick with something no matter how scary or difficult it is, that's gritty.

Primary Meanings of gritty

1.
adj
composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
2.
adj
willing to face danger
Full Definitions of gritty
1

adj composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

Synonyms:
coarse-grained, farinaceous, grainy, granular, granulose, mealy
coarse, harsh
of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
2

adj willing to face danger

Synonyms:
game, gamey, gamy, mettlesome, spirited, spunky
brave, courageous
possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

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