What is another word for gritty?

393 synonyms found


[ ɡɹˈɪti], [ ɡɹˈɪti], [ ɡ_ɹ_ˈɪ_t_i]

Synonyms for Gritty:

How to use "Gritty" in context?

Gritty is an adjective that describes a realistic and often unsentimental depiction of life. The word is often used to describe films or TV shows set in gritty urban neighbourhoods or involving crime, violence and corruption. Gritty can also refer to the gritty details of life in these neighbourhoods, such as the squalor, graffiti and abandoned buildings. Gritty can be a positive term, as it can make a complex subject matter seem more approachable. The word has seen a resurgence in recent years, largely due to the popularity of crime and corruption drama series such as Breaking Bad and The Wire.

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