gutsy

[guht-see]
adjective, gutsier, gutsiest. Informal.
1.
having a great deal of courage or nerve: a gutsy lampooner of the administration.
2.
robust, vigorous, or earthy; lusty: gutsy writing; a gutsy red wine.

Origin:
1890–95; guts + -y1; cf. -sy

gutsiness, noun
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gutsy (ˈɡʌtsɪ)
 
adj , gutsier, gutsiest
1.  gluttonous; greedy
2.  full of courage, determination, or boldness

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Example sentences
The photos here show the gutsy excursions of these field researchers.
For one thing, not all startups make great, gutsy choices and end up changing
  the world.
He doesn't want to think about how tired he is, or that teaching is a mental
  combat sport, as well as a gutsy performance art.
Those gutsy enough to swoop can enjoy rich pickings.
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