gumptious

gumption

[guhmp-shuhn]
noun 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.

Origin:
1710–20; orig. Scots

gumptionless, adjective
gumptious, adjective
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gumption (ˈɡʌmpʃən)
 
n
1.  (Brit) common sense or resourcefulness
2.  initiative or courage: you haven't the gumption to try
 
[C18: originally Scottish, of unknown origin]

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gumption
1719, Scottish, "common sense, shrewdness," also "drive, initiative," possibly connected with M.E. gome "attention, heed," from O.N. gaumr "heed." Originally "common sense, shrewdness," sense of "initiative" is first recorded 1812.
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