gritty vs spirited what difference

what is difference between gritty and spirited

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɪɹɪtɪd/
  • Hyphenation: spir‧it‧ed

Verb

spirited

  1. simple past tense and past participle of spirit

Adjective

spirited (comparative more spirited, superlative most spirited)

  1. Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.
    • November 2 2014, Daniel Taylor, “Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United,” guardian.co.uk
      Remarkably United’s 10 men almost salvaged an improbable draw during a late, spirited challenge. They showed great competitive courage in that period and there were chances for Robin van Persie, Ángel Di María and Marouane Fellaini to punish City for defending too deeply and not being more clinical with their opportunities at the other end.

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Anagrams

  • despirit, dirt pies, pteriids, rip tides, riptides, tide rips

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