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gritty

strong and determined (person)

TRANSLATION

gritty = hart, verbissen, entschlossen --- GOOGLE INDEX gritty: approximately 23,000,000 Google hits

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

There are lots of GRITTY kids that have overcome obstacles in their lives and no one sees them.

(Forbes magazine)

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There was a time when immigrants fought to get out of the GRITTY Lower East Side, but some of their descendants are fighting to get back in as the area has been revitalized.

(New York Times)

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gritty
adjective

- strong and determined in dealing with an unpleasant situation

- containing or covered with small pieces of stone or sand

(Cambridge Dictionary)

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Gritty stems from the Old English "greot," sand, dust, earth or gravel, and further from the Proto-Germanic "greutan," or tiny particles of crushed rock. The figurative sense of spirited, determined was first recorded in American English in the early 19th century.

Generally speaking, gritty describes people who are able to deal with difficult challenges in life. A good example of a gritty person is the American cowboy for instance, at least the way Hollywood portrays them.

They are usually tough and can work and survive in any type of environment regardless of how rough it might be. John Wayne usually played gritty characters.

Speaking of Hollywood, gritty is often used to describe films that show life as it truly is, without false distortions, stylizations, or idealizations. Gritty can also describe streets or neighbourhoods, typically in lower-income areas of a city, where life can be difficult and the residents tough.

Athletes can also be gritty, sgritty
adjective

- strong and determined in dealing with an unpleasant situation

- containing or covered with small pieces of stone or sand

(Cambridge Dictionary)

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Gritty stems from the Old English "greot," sand, dust, earth or gravel, and further from the Proto-Germanic "greutan," or tiny particles of crushed rock. The figurative sense of spirited, determined was first recorded in American English in the early 19th century.

Generally speaking, gritty describes people who are able to deal with difficult challenges in life. A good example of a gritty person is the American cowboy for instance, at least the way Hollywood portrays them.

They are usually tough and can work and survive in any type of environment regardless of how rough it might be. John Wayne usually played gritty characters.

Speaking of Hollywood, gritty is often used to describe films that show life as it truly is, without false distortions, stylizations, or idealizations. Gritty can also describe streets or neighbourhoods, typically in lower-income areas of a city, where life can be difficult and the residents tough.

Athletes can also be gritty, such as in hockey and American football, two sports that involve a lot of physical contact.

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SYNONYMS

courageous, determined, dogged, hardy, mettlesome, plucky, resolute, spirited, steadfast

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"His grandparents were gritty immigrants from Eastern Europe."uch as in hockey and American football, two sports that involve a lot of physical contact.

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