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Synonyms for gumption
ˈgʌmp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit(noun)

    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, gumption(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. gumption(noun)

    Synonyms:
    chutzpah, gumph

  2. gumption(noun)

    Energy of mind and body, enthusiasm.

    Synonyms:
    gumph, chutzpah

  3. gumption(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    chutzpah, gumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gumption

    Synonyms:
    shrewdness, cleverness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gumption(n.)

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

  2. gumption(n.)

    Synonyms:
    magilp

  3. gumption(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gumption(n)

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

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How to use gumption in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. Nina Easton:

    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.

  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. 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.


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