nitty

[nit-ee]
adjective, nittier, nittiest.
full of nits.

Origin:
1560–70; nit1 + -y1

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nitty1 (ˈnɪtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
infested with nits

nitty2 (ˈnɪtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
informal foolish; stupid
 
[C20: from nitwit]

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Getting to the nitty gritty and going to a expert on frozen microbes is not going to help.
To get at the nitty gritty it is necessary to dive into molecular biology.
In mice, a series of new studies has finally begun to get down to the nitty gritty of probiotic success and failure.
And he needs to abandon the rhetorical high ground for the nitty-gritty of policy.
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