Intrepidity vs Grit - What's the difference?
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Intrepidity is a related term of grit.
As nouns the difference between intrepidity and grit
is that intrepidity
is the quality of being intrepid; bravery while grit
is (canada|politics) a member or supporter of the liberal party of canada or one of its provincial wings (except for the quebec provincial wing).
As an adjective grit is
(canada|politics) of or belonging to the liberal party of canada.
The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
*1877 , , page 11
- which involve the sharpest hazards to life and honour and the highest instant decisions and intrepidities of action.
* (bravery) boldness, braveness, bravery, fearlessness, fortitude, intrepidness, undauntedness, valour
With early modern vowel shortening, from (etyl) grete, griet, from (etyl) ‘lump’).
Collection of hard small materials, such as dirt, ground stone, debris from sandblasting or other such grinding, swarf from metalworking.
Inedible particles in food.
- The flower beds were white with grit from sand blasting the flagstone walkways.
Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage or fearlessness; fortitude.
- It tastes like grit from nutshells in these cookies.
- That kid with the cast on his arm has the grit to play dodgeball.
A measure of relative coarseness of an abrasive material such as sandpaper.
(geology) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; gritstone. Also, to a finer sharp-grained sandstone, e.g. grindstone grit .
- I need a sheet of 100 grit sandpaper.
* mortar and pestle
To clench, particularly in reaction to pain or anger; apparently only appears in gritting one's teeth .
- We had no choice but to grit our teeth and get on with it.
To cover with grit .
To give forth a grating sound, like sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
- He has a sleeping disorder and grits his teeth.
- The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread.
(etyl) gryt ‘bran, chaff’, from (etyl) grytt, from (etyl) . See above.
(usually in plural) husked]] but unground [[oat, oats
(usually in plural) coarsely ground corn or hominy used as porridge