Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Stupid or dull.
  • adjective Clumsy or cumbersome.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a lump; unformed; gross; dense.
  • Clumsy; dull; stolid; stupid.

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

  • adjective Like a lump; inert; gross; heavy; dull; spiritless.

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

  • adjective Like a lump, cloddish, dull, slow-witted.
  • adjective Like lumps, composed of unshaped or mismatched pieces.
  • adjective Shaped like a lump, ill defined in shape.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective mentally sluggish

Etymologies

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lump +‎ -ish

Examples

  • It is often assumed that “moral subjectivism” must denote a kind of lumpish relativism according to which whatever sentiments an individual happens to have determine the moral truth for that person; it is often assumed that moral subjectivism would therefore render incoherent the ideas of moral improvement, moral criticism, and moral disagreement.

    Moral Anti-Realism

  • In the early days, when they had first come to the farm, she had often visited them, watching Kathia, Dessie, with a kind of lumpish interest.

    The Stars Are Ours

  • In the early days, when they had first come to the farm, she had often visited them, watching Kathia, Dessie, with a kind of lumpish interest.

    The Stars Are Ours

  • Show me one picture where Vanessa Hudgens has 'lumpish' hips then!

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  • The camera regularly examines his lumpish figure, his potato-like face, his small and porcine eyes.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: A Somewhat Gentle Man

  • What most collectors wanted were Guston's graceful abstract paintings from the 1950's, not the lumpish, ragged late works that had caused New York critic Hilton Kramer to call Guston "A Mandarin Pretending to be a Stumblebum."

    John Seed: Mazurki: The Multiple Meanings of a Philip Guston Drawing

  • What most collectors wanted were Guston's graceful abstract paintings from the 1950's, not the lumpish, ragged late works that had caused New York critic Hilton Kramer to call Guston "A Mandarin Pretending to be a Stumblebum."

    John Seed: Mazurki: The Multiple Meanings of a Philip Guston Drawing

  • We dread turning into a lumpish, sexless gnome in a pastel sweatsuit, existing for the free cheese samples at the supermarket and owning too many mugs with funny sayings on them.

    Caroline Hagood: Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation

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