What is another word for gritty?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈɪti] (IPA)

Gritty is an adjective used to describe something that is rough, coarse, or harsh. However, it's important to have synonyms for words to avoid overusing them. Some common synonyms for gritty include sandy, grainy, rough, gravelly, granular, and pebbly. Other synonyms for "gritty" could include tough, unpolished, rugged, resilient, and tenacious. These synonyms all highlight the idea of something being rough or uncompromising - something that can withstand wear and tear without faltering. When looking for synonyms for any word, it's important to consider context and usage to ensure the word fits the intended meaning.

Synonyms for Gritty:

What are the hypernyms for Gritty?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for gritty?

The word gritty denotes something rough, harsh, and unrefined. Its antonyms, on the other hand, describe softness, sublimity, and sophistication. Some of the antonyms of gritty include smooth, polished, sleek, suave, refined, and elegant. When we say something is smooth, we mean it's lacking roughness or coarseness. Conversely, when we describe something as refined or elegant, we communicate a sense of class and sophistication. The antonyms of gritty remind us of the beauty and grace of life, and they provide us with a much-needed respite from the unpolished and brutal realities of the world.

What are the antonyms for Gritty?

Usage examples for Gritty

He thought they were not in season, and they were certainly burnt and shrivelled, as well as somewhat gritty; but one is glad to eat anything after a long day of exertion, and Nasmyth watched his companion with quiet appreciation as she handled the rough shells daintily with little delicate fingers.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
Of what they do when they get there, or where they go when they leave I have no idea; the country all round seems just red, rolling, gritty soil, with thorny bushes and scattered trees!
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
His hand passed slowly across his beard, still gritty and tangled from his experience in the tunnel.
"The Gray Phantom's Return"
Herman Landon

Famous quotes with Gritty

  • I would love to do more movies. I'd like to get into some theater, too, if I could, just to learn more. I want to do gritty performances that I'm proud of. It doesn't matter to me if four people see it or millions of people see it, as long as I perform in such a way that people go, 'Wow!'
    Jason Dohring
  • Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago's mean streets.
    Sara Paretsky
  • I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal.
    Gloria Steinem
  • It's great to watch someone get the most out of what they can do, whether they're a beautiful performer or just a really gritty performer. It's something to behold.
    John Turturro
  • The magical proposition of the gospel, once free from the clasps of fairy tale, was very adult to me, very gritty like something from Hemingway or Steinbeck, like something with copious amounts of sex and blood. Christian spirituality was not a children's story. It wasn't cute or neat. It was mystical and odd and clean, and it was reaching into the dirty. There was wonder in it and enchantment. Perhaps, I thought, Christian spirituality really was the difference between illusion and magic.
    Don Miller (author)

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