When you are the only one who has the courage to speak up and tell your boss that the new reporting system is ineffective and costing people too much time and money, this is an example of gumption.
- Obs. shrewdness in practical matters; common sense
- courage and initiative; enterprise and boldness
Origin of gumptionfrom Scottish dialect, dialectal from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Middle English gome, attention ( from Old Norse gaumr), with playful Latinate suffix
- Boldness of enterprise; initiative or aggressiveness.
- Guts; spunk.
- Common sense.
Origin of gumptionScots