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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Fortitude and determination; Sound practical judgment.

Usage examples (34)
  • Now if we could just apply that kind of gumption to political machinations ...
  • But they hadn't what we call gumption, they put all their capital into one line of business, and you may be sure they swamped the market.
  • It's been a long time since I've seen a vice presidential nominee with so muchwhat's the word gumption!
  • This is called gumption: He is the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. for more
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