consisting of, containing, or resembling
resolute and courageous; plucky.
courageous; hardy; resolute
of, like, or containing grit
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In mice, a series of new studies has finally begun to get down to the nitty gritty of probiotic success and failure.
Getting to the nitty gritty and going to a expert on frozen microbes is not going to help.
His algorithms are good at the nitty-gritty of generating completely novel protein sequences for a particular purpose.
His grimly businesslike speech was a gritty, almost masochistic exercise in the taking of responsibility.
He found his summer town unpretentious, gritty, endearing.
Twice have drowned, thrice let knives rake my nitty-gritty.
Of course, but this isn't the sort of show you watch when you're looking for gritty realism.
The gritty practicalities of addressing it tend to get obscured.
The world is a gritty, messy place, and there are no perfect solutions.
On the other hand, it takes a deeply sentimental view of these gritty realities.
The simplicity of the staging gives their performances a gritty authenticity.
And he needs to abandon the rhetorical high ground for the nitty-gritty of policy.
To get at the nitty gritty it is necessary to dive into molecular biology.
The album kicks off with definite shades of gritty garage rock.
Maybe it's his fashion-forward style and gritty good looks.
The contrast makes it: a relentlessly gritty film with this ethereal music on top of it.
His reputation as a gritty defensive player has grown dramatically this postseason.
They went to the playground, to the gritty sidewalks, even to the movies.
Yellow minibuses line up around a gritty parking garage.
It is mellow, has somewhat gritty feel, yet is fairly smooth and slightly plastic.