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Synonyms for grit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grit, gritrock, gritstonenoun

    a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone

    gumption, gritstone, guts, backbone, sand, moxie, gritrock

  2. backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumptionverb

    fortitude and determination

    "he didn't have the guts to try it"

    mainstay, good sense, lynchpin, mother wit, spine, sand, gritrock, horse sense, gritstone, spinal column, keystone, common sense, linchpin, back, backbone, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column, sense

  3. gritverb

    cover with a grit

    "grit roads"

  4. gritverb

    clench together

    "grit one's teeth"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gritnoun


  2. gritnoun

    sand, gravel, small pebbles

  3. gritnoun

    gritstone, gritrock

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gritnoun

    firmness, resolution, courage, fortitude, spirit, determination

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grit":

    gravel, cran, spunk, grain, sand

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  1. Mikheil Saakashvili:

    Nobody took her seriously when she was appointed. Everybody thought it was just a propaganda PR show and she would not reform, it was just for a short period of time. But she has this grit to really change things.

  2. Rachel McAdams:

    ( The movie is) very moving. It's got a lot of heart, a lot of grit, it's got a lot of soul in it, boxing is a dog-eat-dog world. There's are a lot of people who are going to be your friends when you're winning and like any business where there's a lot of money involved, you take a long hit and everybody scatters.

  3. Javier Palomarez:

    I think Donald Trump will bring that same grit, that same drive, to Donald Trump policy agenda and get a lot of what Donald Trump plans done, donald Trump may not do it the way others would, but by God he gets it done.

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    I used my mama's grit to get through commuter college and law school.

  5. Red Sox:

    We know all about winning series. And yesterday it slipped away from us, it wasn’t our prettiest game this year. But it was definitely one where we showed fight, showed grit.

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