lumpish

adjective

lump·​ish ˈləm-pish How to pronounce lumpish (audio)
1
2
obsolete : low in spirits
3
4
5
: tediously slow or dull : boring
also : lumpy sense 3
lumpishly adverb
lumpishness noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Chuck Mumpson, an American boor as lumpish as his name. Margalit Fox, New York Times, 3 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lumpish was in 1528

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“Lumpish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lumpish. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

lumpish

adjective
lump·​ish ˈləm-pish How to pronounce lumpish (audio)
lumpishly adverb
lumpishness noun

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