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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

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  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)

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  1. gumptionnoun

    shrewdness, sagacity, discernment, acumen, common sense

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Brian Sigley:

    If you've got the nerve and the gumption to put a piece out like that, you feel like you don't owe anybody anything at that point.

  4. USA Today:

    This guy's all wide-eyed gumption and smirking confidence - not the cynic who gets a crash course in the Force later in life.

  5. Sara El-Amine:

    We are a group that really uniquely knows that electability is self-determining and that oftentimes it's the people with the boldest vision and the most unlikely candidacies early on who can really shift the field, elizabeth Warren really has the zest and the grit and the gumption and the audacity that we loved that President Barack Obama really embodied.

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