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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption(noun)

    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, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, vertebral column, sense


  1. guts(noun)

    The entrails or contents of the abdomen.

    entrails, viscera, guttings, innards, insides

  2. guts(noun)

    Courage; determination.

    balls, pluck, nerve

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. guts

    entrails, viscera, bowels, intestines

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. guts(n. pl.)

    viscera, intestines, entrails, bowels, inwards

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. guts(n. pl)

    intestines, bowels, entrails

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    balls, casings, bowels, entrails, intestines, insides, loins, innards

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  1. Hillary Clinton:

    It seems to me, by just observing Governor Walker, that Governor Walker thinks because he busts unions, starves universities, guts public education, demeans women, scapegoats teachers, nurses and firefighters, Governor Walker is some kind of tough guy on Governor Walker motorcycle -- a real leader, well, that is not leadership, folks. Leadership means fighting for the people you represent.

  2. Donald Trump:

    It took guts for Director Comey to make the move that Director Comey made in light of the kind of opposition Director Comey had where they're trying to protect her from criminal prosecution, you know that. It took a lot of guts.

  3. Erma Bombeck:

    There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, 'Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams.' Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, 'How good or how bad am I' That's where courage comes in.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    What it takes to reap genuine success is just to work your/one's guts out i.e. to work extremely hard. So, do work hard and even harder.

  5. Sabine Durden:

    When I heard Mr. Trump, I started screaming. I started hooting and hollering, finally, somebody that had the guts to say what millions are thinking but are afraid to say.

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