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Meaning of GUMPTION

Pronunciation:  'gumpshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (informal) fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
  2. [n]  sound practical judgment; "I can't see the sense in doing it now"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately shw had the sense to run away"

GUMPTION is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: backbone, common sense, good sense, grit, guts, horse sense, mother wit, moxie, sand, sense
 See Also: discernment, fortitude, judgement, judgment, logic, nous, road sense, sagaciousness, sagacity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gump"tion\, n. [OE. gom, gome, attention; akin to AS.
ge['o]mian, gyman, to regard, observe, gyme care, OS. gomean
to heed, Goth. gaumjan to see, notice.]
1. Capacity; shrewdness; common sense. [Colloq.]

   One does not have gumption till one has been properly
   cheated.                                    --Lord Lytton.

2. (Paint.)
   (a) The art of preparing colors. --Sir W. Scott.
   (b) Megilp. --Fairholt.

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