gutsiness


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guts·y

 (gŭt′sē)
adj. guts·i·er, guts·i·est Slang
1. Marked by courage or daring; plucky.
2. Robust and uninhibited; lusty: "the gutsy ... intensity of her musical involvement" (Judith Crist).

guts′i·ly adv.
guts′i·ness n.

gutsiness

(ˈɡʌtsɪnəs)
n
the state of being greedythe state of being brave and spirited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gutsiness - the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
fearlessness - the trait of feeling no fear
gutlessness - the trait of lacking courage and determination; fearful of loss or injury

gutsiness

noun
Slang. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely:
Informal: spunk, spunkiness.
Slang: gut (used in plural), moxie.
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Three hours and 10 minutes of attritional excellence, with a finale of nerve-holding gutsiness, woke the nation to the notion it might just have a woman to win Wimbledon for the first time in 40 years.
The gutsiness that led her to steal that bus later enables her to accept a series of seemingly impossible professional tasks--single-handedly cooking a wedding feast in Italy, making dishes in Hawaii for hundreds, launching a variety of restaurants with the slenderest advance preparation.
His one-man-against-the-System gutsiness, coupled with a sense of watching high-tech forces at play -- lifting the veil on How the World Really Works -- is the biggest reason to watch Jason Bourne , the second-biggest reason being that it's a brilliantly accomplished action movie.
For a team renowned for their defensive gutsiness, it was a poor goal to concede.
Roles for strong, determined women enjoy an excellent track record in this category, and few comic parts in 2015 called for more gutsiness than Susan Cooper, crack but desk-bound CIA analyst thrown into the field to bring down sinister international arms dealers and avenge a martyred partner.
Your initial reaction may be that slotting a tiny engine into a relatively large compact MPV has 'bad idea' written all over it, but such is the gutsiness of the turbocharged 999cc powerplant that it's certainly up to the job.
She proved it with her exceptional performance on MMK-yes, it was a villain and even virago role, but Francine's gutsiness and believability as a performer kept her portrayal real-and also pumped up the entire episode's believability.
For 45 minutes before Fabricio Coloccini's dismissal at Sunderland they were superb and the 2-2 draw against Chelsea was a triumph in gutsiness and resolve.
Your initial natural reaction will probably be that slotting a tiny engine into a relatively large compact MPV car has "bad idea" written all over it, but such is the gutsiness of the turbocharged 999cc powerplant that it's certainly up to the job.
If you read jump racing's results you see her name time and time again - she's a byword for gutsiness.
It''s raunchy and rude and there are whole chapters devoted to the type of sexual thoughts and practices which inhabit the lives of many women - imagine an evening with your girlfriends when you discuss the funny side of your sex life over a few bottles of wine and you''re on the right track - as Dolly learns life lessons through a succession of men she encounters, her naivety and gutsiness are displayed in equal measure with startling honesty and humour.
match the spirit and innovation of International WILPF and the gutsiness that the originators of WILPF had when they crossed the ocean in submarine infested waters during a war.