gumptious vs industrious what difference

what is difference between gumptious and industrious

English

Etymology

gumption +‎ -ous

Adjective

gumptious (comparative more gumptious, superlative most gumptious)

  1. (colloquial) Having gumption.

See also

  • gump


English

Etymology

From Middle French industrieux, from Late Latin industriosus (diligent, active, industrious), from Latin industria (diligence, industry); see industry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈdʌstɹi.əs/

Adjective

industrious (comparative more industrious, superlative most industrious)

  1. Hard-working and persistent.
    • 1941, Ogden Nash, “The ant”, in The Face is Familiar, Garden City Publishing Company, page 224.
      The ant has made himself illustrious / Through constant industry industrious. / So what? / Would you be calm and placid / If you were full of formic acid?
    I was very industrious in my effort to learn unicycle riding.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:industrious

Antonyms

  • lazy

Derived terms

  • industriousness

Related terms

  • industrial
  • industry
  • industriousness

Translations

Further reading

  • industrious in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • industrious in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • industrious at OneLook Dictionary Search

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