Definindo a palavra gritty – grosseiro, aspero, sem refinamento

Containing or covered with grit
Showing courage and resolve
o
a gritty pioneer woman
Tough and uncompromising
o
a gritty look at urban life

Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles; Spirited; resolute; unyielding

farinaceous: composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency; “granular sugar”; “the photographs were grainy and indistinct”; “it left a mealy residue”

Este artigo do NPR tem uma conotacao da palavra gritty interessante;
A Guide To The Gritty Side Of The
French Language
leia o comentario todo aqui:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105169655

“…Spoken English is bootylicious; it’s chill; it’s sick; it’s phat; it’s a whole other creature.

In English classrooms across the globe, we are taught to say, “Hello. How are you?” — not “Hey, how ya doin’?” or “Yo. Wazzup?”

“… By marrying a Frenchman, I became my father — that person who can read books in another language but who can not understand anyone under the age of 30, or anyone involved in the music scene. Yes, given the opportunity, I would be able to hold my own with Maurice Chevalier, but I wanted to be able to eavesdrop in the metro stations. I wanted to learn gritty French, the French spoken by those guys who burn cars….”

exemplo: “I guess heaven must have needed a shortstop,” Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said in a statement. “He epitomized the Yankee spirit – gritty and hard charging – and he wore the pinstripes proudly.”

nitty-gritty
The most important aspects or practical details of a subject or situation

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