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Definition 1: fortitude and determination - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where gumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he didn't have the guts to try it

Synonyms for gumption in the sense of this definition

(gumption is a kind of ...) strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

(gumption is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: sound practical judgment - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where gumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for gumption in the sense of this definition

(gumption is a kind of ...) the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

(... is a kind of gumption ) reasoned and reasonable judgment

"it made a certain kind of logic"

(... is a kind of gumption ) common sense

"she has great social nous"

(... is a kind of gumption ) good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road

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