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Meaning & Definition of Gumption in English

English

Gumption

/gəmpʃən/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • common sense
  • ,
  • good sense
  • ,
  • gumption
  • ,
  • horse sense
  • ,
  • sense
  • ,
  • mother wit

2. Fortitude and determination

  • "He didn't have the guts to try it"
    synonym:
  • backbone
  • ,
  • grit
  • ,
  • guts
  • ,
  • moxie
  • ,
  • sand
  • ,
  • gumption