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Definition of gumption noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    gumption

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈɡʌmpʃn//
     
    [uncountable] (old-fashioned) (informal)
     
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  1. 1 courage and determination She won't tell him because she hasn't got the gumption.
  2. 2the intelligence needed to know what to do in a particular situation He didn't have the gumption to keep his mouth shut.
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