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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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1. Slight sins or offenses
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by James Messina August 11, 2006
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the horribly terrifying new mascot of the philadelphia flyers
did youze see the new flyers mascot, gritty? pretty fuckt up
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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"

"the gritty realism of this documentary is in stark contrast to his other work"
by Sodslaw January 11, 2006
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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.
by Johnny Blank February 06, 2010
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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"
by kelko October 27, 2010
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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..."
by CookieM0nster September 16, 2013
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