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  1. resembling a lump.
  2. having a heavy appearance; moving clumsily.
  3. having a sluggish mind; unresponsive; dull; stupid.
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Origin of lumpish

First recorded in 1400–50, lumpish is from the late Middle English word lumpisch. See lump1, -ish1
Related formslump·ish·ly, adverblump·ish·ness, noun
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Related Words for lumpish

awkward, bungling, clumsy, cumbersome, dull, stupid

Examples from the Web for lumpish

Historical Examples of lumpish

  • Was he a lumpish log, or was he a man all nerves and electricity?

    The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893


  • There are no lumpish solidities—no pillowy protuberances here.

  • His hands hung nearly to his knees; he was heavy, short, lumpish.


    E. F. Benson

  • It was pitiful for the country to see how lumpish her younger children were.

  • But most of them were in excellent condition -- fine, rounded bodies, not lumpish.

British Dictionary definitions for lumpish


  1. resembling a lump
  2. stupid, clumsy, or heavy
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Derived Formslumpishly, adverblumpishness, noun
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