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1. Boldness of enterprise; initiative or aggressiveness.
2. Guts; spunk.
3. Common sense.
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1. Brit common sense or resourcefulness
2. initiative or courage: you haven't the gumption to try.
[C18: originally Scottish, of unknown origin]
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1. initiative; resourcefulness.
2. courage; spunk; guts.
3. common sense; shrewdness.
[1710–20; orig. Scots; pseudo-Latinism perhaps based on gaum (see gormless)]
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|Noun||1.||gumption - sound practical judgment; "Common 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"|
sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
logic - reasoned and reasonable judgment; "it made a certain kind of logic"
nous - common sense; "she has great social nous"
road sense - good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road
|2.||gumption - fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"|
fortitude - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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noun common sense, sense, ability, spirit, initiative, enterprise, wit(s), savvy (slang), acumen, nous (Brit. slang), get-up-and-go (informal), cleverness, resourcefulness, shrewdness, discernment, sagacity, horse sense, astuteness, mother wit He didn't have the gumption to seize the opportunity when it came up.
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1. Informal. An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts:
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gumption[ˈgʌmpʃən] N (= initiative) → iniciativa f (Brit) (= common sense) → seso m, sentido m común
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
gumption[ˈgʌmpʃən] n → bon sens m
to have the gumption to do sth → avoir la présence d'esprit de faire qchgum shield n → protège-dents m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
gumption[ˈgʌmpʃ/ən] n (fam) (initiative) → spirito d'iniziativa; (common sense) → buon senso, senso pratico
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