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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [luhm-pee]
    • /ˈlʌm pi/
    • /ˈlʌm.pi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [luhm-pee]
    • /ˈlʌm pi/

Definitions of lumpy word

  • adjective lumpy full of lumps: lumpy gravy. 1
  • adjective lumpy covered with lumps, as a surface. 1
  • adjective lumpy heavy or clumsy, as in movement or style; crude: a lumpy gait; a lumpy narrative. 1
  • adjective lumpy (of water) rough or choppy. 1
  • noun lumpy Full of or covered with lumps. 1
  • adjective lumpy sauce, etc.: full of lumps 1

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Origin of lumpy

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1700-10; lump1 + -y1

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Parts of speech for Lumpy


lumpy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for lumpy

adj lumpy

  • bumpy — A bumpy road or path has a lot of bumps on it.
  • chunky — A chunky person is broad and heavy.
  • irregular — without symmetry, even shape, formal arrangement, etc.: an irregular pattern.
  • thick — having relatively great extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thin: a thick slice.
  • uneven — not level or flat; rough; rugged: The wheels bumped and jolted over the uneven surface.

adjective lumpy

  • clumpy — Clumpy means big and clumsy.
  • smooth — free from projections or unevenness of surface; not rough: smooth wood; a smooth road.
  • knotty — having knots; full of knots: a knotty piece of wood.
  • cumbersome — Something that is cumbersome is large and heavy and therefore difficult to carry, wear, or handle.
  • awkward — An awkward situation is embarrassing and difficult to deal with.

noun lumpy

  • has-been — a person or thing that is no longer effective, successful, popular, etc.
  • defaulter — A defaulter is someone who does not do something that they are legally supposed to do, such as make a payment at a particular time, or appear in a court of law.
  • underachiever — a student who performs less well in school than would be expected on the basis of abilities indicated by intelligence and aptitude tests, etc.
  • born loser — (Informal) (often derogatory) A person who is habitually unsuccessful or unlucky or who is prejudged to be a failure in life, especially one with a defeatist outlook.
  • nonperformer — a person or thing that is not performing well or properly.

Antonyms for lumpy

adjective lumpy

  • graceful — characterized by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech; elegant: a graceful dancer; a graceful reply.

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