lump·​ish | \ ˈləm-pish How to pronounce lumpish (audio) \

Definition of lumpish

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

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Other Words from lumpish

lumpishly adverb
lumpishness noun

Examples of lumpish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chuck Mumpson, an American boor as lumpish as his name. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Alison Lurie, Tart-Voiced Novelist of Manners, Dies at 94," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of lumpish

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lumpish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lumpish

: heavy and dull or awkward

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