gritty vs mealy what difference

what is difference between gritty and mealy

English

Etymology

grit +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɪti/
  • Rhymes: -ɪti

Adjective

gritty (comparative grittier, superlative grittiest)

  1. Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles.
  2. Spirited; resolute; unyielding.
    • 1944, Emily Carr, The House of All Sorts, “Poison,” [1]
      The runt was the grittiest pup of all; for days he writhed out of one convulsion into the next—calmed from one only to go through it all over again.
  3. (film, literature) Intense and starkly realistic; depicting harsh reality, especially violence.

Translations



English

Etymology

meal +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miːli/
  • Rhymes: -iːli
  • Homophone: mealie

Adjective

mealy (comparative mealier, superlative mealiest)

  1. Resembling meal (the foodstuff).
    Below the hole the mice made in the woodwork was a pile of mealy sawdust.

Derived terms

  • mealy-mouthed

Translations

Anagrams

  • Lamey, Leamy, Lemay, Maley, Mayle, amyle, yealm

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