Definition of lumpy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌmpi/

adjective (lumpier, lumpiest)

1Full of or covered with lumps: he lay on the lumpy mattress
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  • Half-hidden under the lumpy covers was a creature of indeterminate size, his head turned away from the door.
  • Imagine two roads: one smooth, well-paved, well-maintained, the other lumpy and full of cracks and pits.
  • Right in front of my nose a canvass blanket covered a lumpy pile.
bumpy, knobbly, bulging, uneven, covered with lumps, full of lumps
clotted, curdled, full of lumps, congealed, coagulated;
granular, grainy
rare nodose
1.1 Nautical (Of water) formed by the wind into small waves: there’s a lumpy sea running
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  • Calmer patches on the way to Claife and Adelaide drew the fleet together before Five pulled away from Kiffs and Zephyr in the lumpy waters of Millerground Bay.
  • The wind had dropped but the sea was lumpy and Cuban boats aren't designed for it.
  • Just an hour out of Port Taranaki, the sea was a bit lumpy, but bearable.



Example sentences
  • But oatmeal sits, however lumpily, at the cutting edge of a revolution in the way we think about food.
  • Almost a century later, the chapter house was rebuilt, though rather lumpily, re-using some original stonework.
  • I wore a black unitard with a lumpily stuffed black pantyhose leg pinned to my backside.


Pronunciation: /ˈlʌmpɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • Blood spurted; half a pint was collected in a gourd, which was vigorously stirred to prevent lumpiness and the sticky stick passed to an ecstatic child like mummy's cake spoon.
  • Right before and during your period, hormone levels rise, causing tenderness and even fluctuations in size and lumpiness.
  • Possible side effects include blistering, soreness, lumpiness and allergic reactions such as rashes.

Words that rhyme with lumpy

bumpy, clumpy, dumpy, frumpy, grumpy, humpy, jumpy, plumpy, rumpy-pumpy, scrumpy, stumpy

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