Definition of gumption:
lynchpin, discretion, daring, punch, sensation, good sense, moxie, get-up-and-go, drive, spinal column, try, acumen, ability, levelheadedness, discreetness, gritstone, sand, heroics, sensibleness, sentience, nobility, prudence, signified, sentiency, judgment, sense, grit, bravado, horse sense, enterprise, guts, gritrock, initiative, nerve, hustle, bravery, sensory faculty, courage, nous, push, policy, action, wit, linchpin, common sense, mother wit, anchor, gallantry, rachis, wisdom, vertebral column, industry, spine, keystone, heroism, sagacity, backbone, tired, mainstay, initiative, back, pluck.
But thou'st getten no gumption.- "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
- "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
But it is part of their religion that there should be no temple to Gumption, nor are there priests or professors of Gumption- Gumption being too ineffable to hit the sense of human definition and analysis.- "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler", Samuel Butler.