lumpish

adjective lump·ish \ ˈləm-pish \

Definition of lumpish

1 : dull, sluggish
2 obsolete : low in spirits
3 : heavy, awkward
4 : lumpy 1a
5 : tediously slow or dull : boring; also : lumpy 3

lumpishly

adverb

lumpishness

noun

First Known Use of lumpish

1528

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : heavy and dull or awkward


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