Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of clumps; massive; lumpy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Composed of clumps; massive; shapeless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective forming or tending to form clumps
  • adjective resembling a clump
  • adjective clompy; with heavy footfalls

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

clump +‎ -y

Examples

  • In Boston's Route 128 beltway, by contrast, networks are more "clumpy" -- people tend to work with the same people, who in turn tend to be isolated from their counterparts at other companies.

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  • The cheese was kind of clumpy and unevenly spread, and the macaroni noodles were kind of bleh.

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  • The cheese was kind of clumpy and unevenly spread, and the macaroni noodles were kind of bleh.

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  • It is "clumpy," and gaps tend to form between the plants.

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  • I've been known to load on excessive amounts of mascara (We're talking 5-8 coats, people!) - if you've ever tried this before, you know what kind of clumpy, spidery and thoroughly unattractive mess this usually makes.

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  • Some foraged in a "clumpy" world, which had fewer but richer supplies of resources.

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  • In the envelope and the bag was a clumpy, powdery gray dust -- dust that used to be the south tower of the World Trade Center, and that coated me and thousands of others with a force that pushed it deep into pockets, briefcases, ears and lungs on Sept. 11, 2001.

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  • Today's mascaras—with molded plastic brushes—are a far cry from the clumpy, cakey mascaras we used just five years ago.

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  • Or would it be the dreaded gastrotomy — a surgical procedure to cut open her stomach and fish out the clumpy, non-digestible stuff?

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  • He was a scrawny Barbary Macaque with matted, clumpy hair.

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