Definition of lumpy in English:

lumpy

adjective

  • 1Full of or covered with lumps.

    ‘he lay on the lumpy mattress’
    • ‘The mattress, he discovered, was too thin to be sprung and slightly lumpy.’
    • ‘Finally, I folded the sheet and set it on the bare lumpy mattress.’
    • ‘He takes a small lumpy box out and hands it to me.’
    • ‘The paste is always too thin; too thick, too lumpy or the edges are dry.’
    • ‘If they get it right, the present school generation could be set on the road to a lifetime's love of good food, without a plate of pink custard or lumpy mash in sight.’
    • ‘Even the basics are not up to scratch as the court, laid at the last minute, slopes alarmingly and is uneven in some places and positively lumpy in others.’
    • ‘She grasped at the ground under her right hand, taking a huge lump of wet, lumpy dirt up with it.’
    • ‘But, as I hinted above, I'd also peek under that slightly lumpy corner of the rug.’
    • ‘There was a small desk made of metal opposite his squeaky, lumpy bed.’
    • ‘Right in front of my nose a canvass blanket covered a lumpy pile.’
    • ‘She seriously doubted a lumpy mattress would make for a good night's sleep.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I awoke on a lumpy old couch that smelled more than faintly of alcohol.’
    • ‘His face became disfigured, all blotchy and lumpy, truly monstrous, and he began to develop ulcers all over inside.’
    • ‘If my memory serves me well, they had a yellowish, lumpy inside.’
    • ‘Jenna shot a doubtful glance at the lumpy, brown couch in the corner of the room.’
    • ‘The porridge was too sweet and too lumpy but I was so hungry I didn't care.’
    • ‘There were pods like small lumpy rugby balls sprouting straight from the trunk.’
    • ‘The room was quiet, as the food - fine couscous, raisins, honey and lumpy sour milk - appeared.’
    bumpy, knobbly, bulging, uneven, covered with lumps, full of lumps
    clotted, curdled, full of lumps, congealed, coagulated
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    1. 1.1Nautical (of water) formed by the wind into small waves.
      ‘a large lumpy sea’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Some sites can have quite a current rushing across them and the seas can be lumpy.’
      • ‘I can only assume that for my buddies in Tortola, this will only mean a bit of rain and some lumpy seas.’

Pronunciation:

lumpy

/ˈləmpē/