What is another word for gumption?

Synonyms for gumption
ˈgʌmp ʃəngump·tion

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term gumption.

Wiktionary

  1. gumptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    chutzpah, gumph

  2. gumptionnoun

    Energy of mind and body, enthusiasm.

    Synonyms:
    gumph, chutzpah

  3. gumptionnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    chutzpah, gumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gumption

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gumptionnoun

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

  2. gumptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    magilp

  3. gumptionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gumptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    shrewdness, sagacity, discernment, acumen, common sense

How to pronounce gumption?

How to say gumption in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#103back
#1568sense
#4278sand
#6900anchor
#9608spine
#12945sensation
#14066backbone
#14738keystone
#19903guts
#22757grit
#31770mainstay
#44866moxie
#51234signified
#69512cleverness
#87278chutzpah
#98840sentience
#109205gumption
#110039linchpin
#151922shrewdness
#181895rachis
#190974lynchpin

How to use gumption in a sentence?

  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.


Translations for gumption

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for gumption »

Translation

Find a translation for the gumption synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"gumption." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/gumption>.

Discuss these gumption synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for gumption?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    What is the antonym of Statement?
    • A. Tale
    • B. Silence
    • C. Command
    • D. Rumoured

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for gumption: