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Meaning of gumption

gump•tion

Pronunciation: (gump'shun), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness: With his gumption he'll make a success of himself.
  2. courage; spunk; guts: It takes gumption to quit a high-paying job.
  3. common sense; shrewdness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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