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lumpish adj : mentally sluggish [syn: lumpen, unthinking]

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Adjective

lumpish
  1. Like a lump, cloddish, dull, slow-witted.
  2. Like lumps, composed of unshaped or mismatched pieces.
  3. Shaped like a lump, ill defined in shape.
    "Continental soldiers looked lumpish beside our lean-bred fellows: but against my supple Nejdis the British in their turn looked lumpish." T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Chapter XCIX.
    "Thus, also, you pass from the lumpish grub in the earth to the airy and fluttering butterfly." Henry David Thoreau Walden (section 17) Spring

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Boeotian, all thumbs, apathetic, asinine, awkward, beef-brained, beef-witted, benumbed, blase, blockish, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bored, bovine, bulky, bumbling, bungling, burdensome, butterfingered, caked, cakey, careless, carlish, chumpish, churlish, clabbered, cloddish, clodhopping, clotted, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, coagulated, congealed, countrified, country-born, country-bred, cowish, crass, cumbersome, cumbrous, curded, curdled, dead, debilitated, dense, doltish, dopey, dormant, droopy, drugged, dull, dullard, dumb, duncical, duncish, elephantine, enervated, exanimate, farmerish, fat, fingers all thumbs, from the sticks, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, gelatinized, graceless, gross, grumous, ham-fisted, ham-handed, hayseed, heavy, heavy-handed, hebetudinous, hick, hicky, hobnailed, hooliganish, hulking, hulky, inanimate, incrassate, incumbent, ineducable, inelegant, inert, inspissate, inspissated, inurbane, jaded, jelled, jellied, klutzy, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, leaden, left-hand, left-handed, lethargic, lifeless, listless, loobyish, loutish, lowbred, lubberly, lumbering, lumpen, lumpy, maladroit, massive, massy, moribund, numb, oafish, onerous, opaque, oppressive, phlegmatic, ponderous, pooped, raffish, roughneck, rowdy, rowdyish, rube, ruffianly, sated, sleepy, sloppy, slow, sluggish, somnolent, sottish, splay, stagnant, stagnating, stiff, stultified, stupid, superincumbent, supine, thick, thickened, torpid, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, unpolished, unrefined, unteachable, unwieldy, up-country, vegetable, vegetative, wan, weary, world-weary, wrongheaded, yokel, yokelish
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