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Noun: gumption  gúmp-shun
  1. Sound practical judgment
    "gumption is not so common";
    - common sense, good sense, horse sense, sense, mother wit
     
  2. Fortitude and determination
    "he didn't have the gumption to try it";
    - backbone, grit, guts, moxie [N. Amer], sand, cojones [N. Amer]

Derived forms: gumptions

Type of: discernment, fortitude, judgement, judgment, sagaciousness, sagacity

Encyclopedia: Gumption