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Gumption vs Resourcefulness - What's the difference?

gumption | resourcefulness |

As nouns the difference between gumption and resourcefulness

is that gumption is energy of mind and body, enthusiasm while resourcefulness is the ability to cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems.

gumption

English

Noun

(-)
  • Energy of mind and body, enthusiasm.
  • *
  • 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

    resourcefulness

    English

    Noun

    (resourcefulnesses)
  • the ability to cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems