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    At long last, I have found the adjective for the phrase "it's sad but true".
    It is gritty.
    Am I right?
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    Re: gritty

    No really.

    'Gritty' involves an honesty about unpleasantness. It may at times come close to 'sad but true', but not always.

    A sad but true story of a pensioner about to be evicted from her house discovering that she has won the lottery, only to lose her ticket, is not gritty.

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