lumpy

[ luhm-pee ]
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adjective,lump·i·er, lump·i·est.
  1. full of lumps: lumpy gravy.

  2. covered with lumps, as a surface.

  1. heavy or clumsy, as in movement or style; crude: a lumpy gait; a lumpy narrative.

  2. (of water) rough or choppy.

Origin of lumpy

1
First recorded in 1700–10; lump1 + -y1

Other words from lumpy

  • lump·i·ly, adverb
  • lump·i·ness, noun
  • un·lump·y, adjective

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How to use lumpy in a sentence

  • Edwards and I rode in silence for some distance; I fancy that we had similar feelings—a decided lumpiness about the throat.

    The Treasure of the Tigris | A. F. Mockler Ferryman

British Dictionary definitions for lumpy

lumpy

/ (ˈlʌmpɪ) /


adjectivelumpier or lumpiest
  1. full of or having lumps

  2. (esp of the sea) rough

  1. (of a person) heavy or bulky

Derived forms of lumpy

  • lumpily, adverb
  • lumpiness, noun

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