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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (containing grit)
a. arenoso
Gritty soils give better drainage for plants.Los suelos arenosos permiten un mejor drenaje para las plantas.
b. lleno de arena
The leeks were all gritty because they hadn't been washed properly.Los puerros estaban llenos de arena porque no se habían lavado bien.
2. (unidealized)
a. descarnado
His novel is a gritty vision of the soullessness and indifference of life in a big city.Su novela presenta una visión descarnada de la impersonalidad e indiferencia de la vida en una gran ciudad.
b. crudo
The director Ken Loach is famed for the gritty realism of his movies.El director Ken Loach es célebre por el crudo realismo de sus películas.
3. (showing courage)
a. enérgico
He's no doubt one of our best players, a powerful and gritty right back.No cabe duda de que es uno de nuestros mejores jugadores, un defensa derecho fuerte y enérgico.
b. resuelto
She plays a very gritty undercover agent who won't give up on the case.Interpreta el papel de una agente secreta muy resuelta, que no está dispuesta a abandonar el caso.
c. valiente
It's the story of a gritty lone mother of three who takes on the system.Es la historia de una valiente madre soltera con tres hijos que se enfrenta al sistema.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sandy)
a. arenoso(a)
gritty soilguijarral m
2. (determined)
a. valiente, audaz
gritty realismrealismo descarnado
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gritty [ˈɡrɪtɪ]
grittier (comparative)grittiest (superlative)
1 (grainy) [+soil, powder, texture] arenoso; [+surface, floor] arenoso; granuloso
the floor felt gritty beneath his feat the kitchen floor is all gritty
the sheets felt gritty las sábanas parecían tener arena
this towel feels really gritty
2 (courageous) [+person, display, performance] enérgico; resuelto
the team's gritty display Middlesex came up against a gritty Glamorgan display
gritty determination obstinada determinación
3 (true to life) [+drama, story, portrayal] crudo
a gritty portrayal of life in the army
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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