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Tenacity vs. Grit

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Tenacitynoun

The quality or state of being tenacious, or persistence of purpose; tenaciousness.

Gritnoun

A collection of hard small materials, such as dirt, ground stone, debris from sandblasting or other such grinding, or swarf from metalworking.

‘The flower beds were white with grit from sand blasting the flagstone walkways.’;

Tenacitynoun

The quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force, as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility, etc.

Gritnoun

Sand or a sand–salt mixture spread on wet and, especially, icy roads and footpaths to improve traction.

Tenacitynoun

The effect of this attraction, cohesiveness.

Gritnoun

Inedible particles in food.

‘These cookies seem to have grit from nutshells in them.’;

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Tenacitynoun

The quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness, viscosity.

Gritnoun

A measure of the relative coarseness of an abrasive material such as sandpaper, the smaller the number the coarser the abrasive.

‘I need a sheet of 100 grit sandpaper.’;

Tenacitynoun

(physics) The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder, usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture.

Gritnoun

(geology) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; gritstone. Also, a finer sharp-grained sandstone, e.g., grindstone grit.

Tenacitynoun

The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose.

Gritnoun

Strength of mind; great courage or fearlessness; fortitude.

‘That kid with the cast on his arm has the grit to play dodgeball.’;

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Tenacitynoun

That quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; - as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility, etc.

Gritnoun

(usually in plural) Husked but unground oats.

Tenacitynoun

That quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness; viscosity.

Gritnoun

(usually in plural) Coarsely ground corn or hominy used as porridge.

Tenacitynoun

The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder, - usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture.

Gritverb

Apparently only in grit one's teeth: to clench, particularly in reaction to pain or anger.

‘We had no choice but to grit our teeth and get on with it.’; ‘He has a sleeping disorder and grits his teeth.’;

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Tenacitynoun

persistent determination

Gritverb

To cover with grit.

Tenacitynoun

the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip

‘the sheer tenacity of the limpet’;

Gritverb

To give forth a grating sound, like sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.

Tenacitynoun

the quality or fact of being very determined; determination

‘you have to admire the tenacity of these two guys’;

Gritnoun

Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.

Tenacitynoun

the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence

‘the tenacity of certain myths within the historical record’;

Gritnoun

The coarse part of meal.

Gritnoun

Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.

Gritnoun

A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; - called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.

Gritnoun

Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.

Gritnoun

Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude.

Gritverb

To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.

‘The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread.’;

Gritverb

To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.

Gritnoun

a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone

Gritnoun

fortitude and determination;

‘he didn't have the guts to try it’;

Gritverb

cover with a grit;

‘grit roads’;

Gritverb

clench together;

‘grit one's teeth’;

Gritnoun

small loose particles of stone or sand

‘she had a bit of grit in her eye’;

Gritnoun

(with numeral) indicating the grade of fineness of an abrasive

‘400 grit paper’;

Gritnoun

a coarse sandstone

‘layers of impervious shales and grits’;

Gritnoun

courage and resolve; strength of character

‘I've known few men who could match Maude's grit’;

Gritverb

spread grit and often salt on (an icy road)

‘the main roads in Plymouth will be gritted from 6.30 p.m. tonight’; ‘a council gritting lorry’;

Gritverb

grate

‘fine red dust that gritted between the teeth’;

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