gumption

英 ['gʌm(p)ʃ(ə)n] 美 ['ɡʌmpʃən]
  • n. 进取心;气概;精力
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gumption 机智,老练,胆识

词源不详,可能来自方言词gome, 注意,留意,词源同gormless.

gumption (n.)
1719, originally Scottish, "common sense, shrewdness, acuteness of practical understanding," also "drive, initiative," possibly connected with Middle English gome "attention, heed," from Old Norse gaumr "heed, attention." Sense of "initiative" is first recorded 1812. Related: Gumptious (adj.), attested from 1823.
1. It takes gumption to quit a good paying job.
要辞去一个待遇很好的工作需要勇气.

来自《现代英汉综合大词典》

2. With his gumption he will make a success of himself.
凭他的才干,他将大有作为.

来自《现代英汉综合大词典》

3. He suspected that deep down, she admired him for having the gumption to disagree with her.
他认为,在内心深处她十分佩服他有勇气和她唱反调。

来自柯林斯例句

4. Surely anyone with marketing gumption should be able to sell good books at any time of year.
无疑,有经营头脑的人在一年的任何时节都应该能够卖掉好书。

来自柯林斯例句

5. Fortunately you had enough gumption not to give up on yours.
幸亏你有这个毅力坚持自己的梦想.

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