Gumption - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡʌmpʃn|  American pronunciation of the word gumption
Brit.  |ˈɡʌm(p)ʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word gumption


- sound practical judgment (syn: sense)
- fortitude and determination (syn: backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand)


It took a lot of gumption to speak up for yourself like that.

...that girl has no more gumption than a grasshopper and is likely to marry the first man who comes along...

He lacked the gumption to try.

At least she had the gumption to phone me.

Will she have enough gumption to refuse?

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