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gritty

adjective
     
grit‧ty
1 showing determination and courage:
Henin gave a typically gritty performance, coming back from 4-0 down.
her gritty determination
2 showing a difficult or unpleasant situation as it really is:
Billingham's pictures have a gritty realism which can be almost upsetting.
3 containing grit or covered in grit:
Gritty soil had got under her nails.

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