adjective, lump·i·er, lump·i·est.Related formslump·i·ly, adverblump·i·ness, nounun·lump·y, adjective
- full of lumps: lumpy gravy.
- covered with lumps, as a surface.
- heavy or clumsy, as in movement or style; crude: a lumpy gait; a lumpy narrative.
- (of water) rough or choppy.
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Examples from the Web for lumpiness
Historical Examples of lumpiness
Plant in an irregular manner so as to avoid stiffness or lumpiness, and let one group run in behind another.
When broken up, the starter should be of a smooth creamy texture and entirely free from lumpiness or wateriness.
British Dictionary definitions for lumpiness
adjective lumpier or lumpiestDerived Formslumpily, adverblumpiness, noun
- full of or having lumps
- (esp of the sea) rough
- (of a person) heavy or bulky
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Word Origin and History for lumpiness
1707, from lump (n.) + -y (2). Related: Lumpiness.
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