Lumpish Lump"ish, a. Like a lump; inert; gross; heavy; dull; spiritless. `` Lumpish, heavy, melancholy.'' --Shak. -- {Lump"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Lump"ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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