Synonyms for (adjective) gritty

Synonyms: game, gamey, gamy, mettlesome, gritty, spirited, spunky

Definition: willing to face danger

Similar words: courageous, brave

Definition: possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

Usage: Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring- Herman Melville; a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain- William Wordsworth; set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory


Synonyms: mealy, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, farinaceous, coarse-grained

Definition: composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

Usage: granular sugar; the photographs were grainy and indistinct; it left a mealy residue

Similar words: harsh, coarse

Definition: of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles

Usage: coarse meal; coarse sand; a coarse weave