Definition of Gumptious

1. Adjective. Working hard to promote an enterprise.

Exact synonyms: Energetic, Industrious, Up-and-coming
Similar to: Enterprising
Derivative terms: Energy, Industriousness, Industry



Definition of Gumptious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gumptious

gumnivorous
gumnut
gumnuts
gump
gumped
gumph
gumphion
gumphions
gumping
gumps
gumpstumps
gumpth
gumption
gumptionless
gumptions
gumptious (current term)
gums
gumshield
gumshoe
gumshoed
gumshoeing
gumshoes
gumtree
gumtrees
gumweed
gumweeds
gumwood
gumwoods
gun
gun-brig

Literary usage of Gumptious

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1851)
"Now the town beadle is bumptious, and Mrs. Avenel is gumptious. ... In course, sir, all gumptious folks are; they value themselves on their respectability, ..."

2. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"In course, sir; all gumptious folks are; they value themselves on their respectability, ... Gumption is knowing; but when I say that sum un is gumptious, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"Gumption is knowing; but when I say that sum un is gumptious, I mean . . . sum un who does not think small beer of hisself.— Lytton: My Novel. ..."

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