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Definition 1: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where nitty-gritty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for nitty-gritty in the sense of this definition

(nitty-gritty is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of nitty-gritty ) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

(... is a kind of nitty-gritty ) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

(... is a kind of nitty-gritty ) the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

(... is a kind of nitty-gritty ) the purest and most concentrated essence of something

(... is a kind of nitty-gritty ) a critically important or characteristic component

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

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