A type of realism, usually invoked by films and documentary. Strangely
enough, "gritty realism" is only perceptible to media and film critics and the term is hardly ever used by anyone else. In fact no-one but film and tv critics ever use the term.
Film Critic: " X is a film depicting the gritty realism of life in the New York suburbs"

or
"the gritty realism of this documentary is in stark contrast to his other work"
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harsh, coarse, rough and unrefined, as in film depictions that portray life as it truly is, without false distortions, stylizations, or idealizations. Often, the realism is exaggerated such that the culture or society being portrayed appears more coarse than it really is.
The film "28 Days Later" is a gritty, dirt-under-your-fingernails kind of raw.
by ladysmc May 16, 2007

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A middle-to-upper class term to describe the living conditions of the majority of the human populace as seen through indie movies.
The film 'x' was a gritty depiction of life on the streets of NY.
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A state of extreme drunkenness
Person 1: "I heard you had a heavy night last night..."

Person 2: "Yeah I had like a whole bottle of vodka. Shit got gritty..."
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The overwhelming feeling to destroy an adorable person/thing/animal

if you see or touch something really really cute like a puppy, and have the urge to hurt or kill it

you grit your teeth and say something like "ohhh it's just soo cute!"
Meredith had the gritties today when she saw a kitten. She gritted her teeth and said "ooooh i could just crush its skull"
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An elusive pair of beautiful boobies - kept warm and cozy in a grey dress. Only visible after midnight in various pubs and never to be seen again. Completely unforgettable - they will ruin the attractiveness of most all other females. Proof that God does love mankind.
I thought I saw gritties the other night but it was only a basketball in a gym bag.
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A word to describe something that is particularly course, dry and not very smooth. Only the most wonderful people use this word to describe things.
"I keep tellin' maaself" wow Rich that sounds so gritty!
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