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gumption


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gumption  \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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gumption 
  n  1:  sound  practical  judgment;  "he  hasn't  got  the  sense  God  gave 
  little  green  apples"  [syn:  {common  sense},  {good  sense}, 
  {horse  sense},  {sense},  {mother  wit}] 
  2:  (informal)  fortitude;  "he  didn't  have  the  guts  to  try  it" 
  [syn:  {backbone},  {grit},  {guts},  {sand}] 




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