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  1. gumptionnoun

    chutzpah, gumph

  2. gumptionnoun

    Energy of mind and body, enthusiasm.

    gumph, chutzpah

  3. gumptionnoun

    Boldness of enterprise; initiative or aggressiveness, guts; spunk; initiative.

    chutzpah, gumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gumption

    shrewdness, cleverness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother witnoun

    sound practical judgment

    "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"

    sensation, sentience, grit, sentiency, good sense, backbone, guts, common sense, sand, moxie, sense, horse sense, signified, sensory faculty, mother wit

  2. backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumptionnoun

    fortitude and determination

    "he didn't have the guts to try it"

    mainstay, good sense, lynchpin, grit, mother wit, spine, sand, gritrock, horse sense, gritstone, spinal column, keystone, common sense, linchpin, back, backbone, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column, sense

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  1. gumptionnoun

    [Colloquial.] shrewdness, TACT, address, sagacity, discernment, skill, cleverness, ability, common sense

  2. gumptionnoun


  3. gumptionnoun

    [U. s.] sweet-gum, liquid-ambar (liquid-ambar styraciflora)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gumptionnoun

    shrewdness, sagacity, discernment, acumen, common sense

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  1. Nina Easton:

    If you talk to Hillary's aides a couple of months ago, they were making clear that we don't consider this inevitable, we're not going to run like that, butthat's clearly the message now that she's trying to send out. Look you know Joe Biden: this is a lot harder and takes a lot more gumption and a lot more work, and a lot more money and a lot more structure than you think.

  2. L. M. Montgomery:

    Anyone who has gumption knows what it is, and anyone who hasn't can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it.

  3. Christine Blasey Ford:

    That was certainly what I was hoping was to avoid, having to get on an airplane, but I eventually was able to get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane.

  4. Jessamyn West:

    It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes -- it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

  5. Ann Wagner:

    It's hard to do big things. I've passed a lot of bills -- this was hard. And to do hard things, it takes a lot of grit and gumption a little grace from God.

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