EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

lumpish +‎ -ness

NounEdit

lumpishness (uncountable)

  1. The property of being lumpish.
    • 1638, Francis Bacon, The History of Life and Death, 94, in Sylva Sylvarum, or A Naturall History In ten Centuries, London: W. Lee, 1662, p. 34,[1]
      It is to be observed touching the spirits [] That when men perceive their spirits to be in good, placid, and healthful state, (that which will be seen by the tranquility of their Mind, and chearful disposition) that they cherish them, and not change them: but when, in a turbulent and untoward state, (which will also appear by their sadness, lumpishness, and other indisposition of their mind) that then they straight overwhelm them, and alter them.
    • 1753, William Duncan, The Commentaries of Caesar, Translated into English, Glasgow University Press, 1815, Volume II, Of the Civil War, Book I, LII, p. 146,[2]
      Our men [] were incommoded too by the weight and lumpishness of their vessels, which being built in haste, of unseasoned timber, were not so ready at tacking about.
    • 1908, Edith Wharton, A Motor-Flight Through France, Part II, Chapter I, p. 77,[3]
      If marked beauty be absent from the French face, how much more is marked dulness, marked brutality, the lumpishness of the clumsily made and the unfinished! As a mere piece of workmanship, of finish, the French provincial face—the peasant’s face, even—often has the same kind of interest as a work of art.