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Conception vs Gumption - What's the difference?

conception | gumption |

As nouns the difference between conception and gumption

is that conception is the act of conceiving while gumption is energy of mind and body, enthusiasm.




(en noun)
  • The act of conceiving.
  • The state of being conceived; the beginning.
  • The fertilization of an ovum by a sperm to form a zygote.
  • The start of pregnancy.
  • The formation of a conceptus or an implanted embryo.
  • The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception; the ability to form mental abstractions.
  • An image, idea, or notion formed in the mind; a concept, plan or design.
  • Quotations

    * , Genesis 3:16 *: Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception ; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

    Coordinate terms

    * inception


    * misconception

    See also

    * contraception


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  • Energy of mind and body, enthusiasm.
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  • Boldness of enterprise; initiative or aggressiveness, guts; spunk; initiative.
  • * 1936 ("Gumption" was used as one of Scarlett O'Hara's defining personality traits.) "What qualities are in those who fight their way through triumphantly that are lacking in those that go under? I only know that survivors used to call that quality 'gumption.' So I wrote about people who had gumption and people who didn't."
  • Synonyms

    * gumph * chutzpah