Word of the day “gumption”


  1. shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness.
    "she had the gumption to put her foot down and head Dan off from those crazy schemes"

    synonyms: initiative, resourcefulness, enterprise, ingenuity, imagination;astuteness, shrewdness, acumen, sense, common sense, wit, mother wit, practicality;
    spirit, backbone, pluck, mettle, nerve, courage,wherewithal;
    informalget-up-and-go, spunk, oomph, moxie, savvy, horse sense, (street) smarts

​the ability to decide what is the best thing to do in a particular situation, and to do it with energy and determination:
She had the gumption to write directly to the company manager and​ ​
persuade him to give her a job.

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