lumpish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lumpish mentally sluggish
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lumpish Like a lump; unformed; gross; dense.
    • lumpish Clumsy; dull; stolid; stupid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lumpish like a lump: heavy: gross: dull
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Norw. lump, a block; Dut. lomp.

Usage

In literature:

Thus, also, you pass from the lumpish grub in the earth to the airy and fluttering butterfly.
"Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
The great lumpish-looking heads and square-cut faces of the creatures looked frightful at this point in the fight.
"Fast in the Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
We had not a good hall, and they were a very lumpish audience indeed.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Giles Scroggs is a lumpish farmer's boy, fat, silly, and lazy.
"Child-Land" by Oscar Pletsch
His lumpish face was deeply seamed and wrinkled.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
His inert, lumpish form was at the moment hideously repulsive to her, and physical contact with him a dreaded thing.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
But why does Van Loon envy us this lumpish invention?
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
They were heavy, lumpish, red-faced young men, all rather like each other.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
In fact he was rather lumpish.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I" by Various
I soon fell into the work, and scarcely needed the instructions of the lumpish, growling engineer.
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
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In poetry:

The punch goes round, and they are dull
And lumpish still as ever;
Like barrels with their bellies full,
They only weigh the heavier.
"The Yearly Distress; Or, Tithing-Time At Stock In Essex" by William Cowper
Thought is lumpish, Thought is slow,
Weighing long 'tween yes and no;
When dear Love is dead and gone,
Thought comes creeping in anon,
And, in his deserted nest,
Sits to hold the crowner's quest.
"Love And Thought" by James Russell Lowell