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  1. nitty-grittynoun

    brass tacks, details, nuts and bolts, low-level

  2. nitty-grittynoun

    The essence or core of something; the details.

    He gave a short summary without getting into the nitty-gritty of the problem.

    nuts and bolts, low-level, brass tacks, details

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  1. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittynoun

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

    affection, summation, warmness, sum of money, sum total, means, affectionateness, substance, center of attention, center field, content, nucleus, plaza, meaning, meat, bone marrow, centre, burden, stub, center, tenderness, snapper, core, totality, marrow, heart and soul, sum, fondness, total, nerve, core group, internality, marrow squash, nerve center, shopping center, aggregate, nub, join, kernel, union, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, nubble, bosom, mall, essence, ticker, message, pump, magnetic core, effect, mettle, shopping centre, perfume, spunk, philia, subject matter, amount of money, midpoint, vegetable marrow, eye, amount, middle

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  1. Patricia Espinosa:

    We have to accept that not all the nitty gritty details can be agreed by Katowice.

  2. Michael Martyn:

    It's going to be bad ... when you really get down to the nitty gritty and find out the results of this fire, it's going to be devastating, devastating.

  3. Ben Wessel:

    People understand more about the differences in candidates and understand the nitty gritty of casting a ballot [ more ] than we've ever seen before. In my mind -- all signs that point to people who are more fired up to vote and participate.

  4. Sarah Casasnovas:

    We ca n’t neglect that folks are going through a lot, we’re talking about learning loss when people are trying to survive. We want to make sure that they are learning the overall concepts. We ca n’t get too concerned with the nitty-gritty of testing and grades.

  5. Harold Holzer:

    The seatbelt law and requiring deposits on bottles seem prosaic, but he liked the nitty-gritty things.

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  • Kern, WesentlicheGerman
  • जुओं से भरा हुआ किरकिराHindi
  • grundvöllur, aðalatriði, kjarniIcelandic
  • ಅಸಹ್ಯಕರKannada
  • сутьRussian
  • nitty- வெறுப்பூட்டும்Tamil
  • özü, yüzü, meseleTurkish

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    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. indifferent
    • B. stringent
    • C. affluent
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