One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a bumpy road’
uneven, rough, irregular
holed, potholed, holey, rutted, pitted, rutty
lumpy, knobby, knobbly, gnarled
2‘a bumpy ride’
bouncy, rough, uncomfortable, choppy, jolting, jolty, lurching, jerky, jumpy, jarring, bone-shaking, bone-breaking, jouncy, jouncing, turbulent
3‘the season got off to a bumpy start’
inconsistent, variable, varying, changeable, irregular, fluctuating, intermittent, wavering, erratic, patchy
rocky, unsettled, unstable, roller-coaster, stormy, tumultuous, turbulent, tempestuous, explosive, in turmoil, full of upheavals, full of conflict, full of ups and downs, chaotic
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