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English noun: gumption

1. gumption (cognition) sound practical judgment

SamplesCommon sense is not so common.
He hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples.
Fortunately she had the good sense to run away.

Synonymscommon sense, good sense, horse sense, mother wit, sense

Broader (hypernym)discernment, judgement, judgment, sagaciousness, sagacity

Narrower (hyponym)logic, nous, road sense

2. gumption (attribute) fortitude and determination

SamplesHe didn't have the guts to try it.

Synonymsbackbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand

Broader (hypernym)fortitude

Domain usagecolloquialism

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