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Synonyms of grit in English:


  • 1 the grit from the paths got into her sandals
    gravel, pebbles, stones, shingle, sand, dust, dirt
  • 2 informal I'm very impressed by your grit
    courage, courageousness, bravery, pluck, mettle, mettlesomeness, backbone, spirit, strength of character, strength of will, moral fibre, steel, nerve, gameness, valour, fortitude, toughness, hardiness, resolve, determination, resolution;
    stamina, doggedness, tenacity, perseverance, endurance
    informal gumption, guts, spunk
    British informal bottle
    vulgar slang balls
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  • Gina gritted her teeth to keep her temper under control
    clench, clamp together, press together, shut tightly;
    grate, grind, gnash, scrape, rasp
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