AskDefine | Define lumpen

Dictionary Definition

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

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see Lumpen

English

Pronunciation

/ˈlʌmpən/

Adjective

lumpen
  1. Of or referring to social outcasts.
  2. Of or relating to the lumpenproletariat.
  3. Plebeian

Old English

Pronunciation

/ˈlʊmpen/

Verb form

lumpen
  1. past participle of limpan

Extensive Definition

Lumpen can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abject, abominable, amorphic, amorphous, anarchic, arrant, at leisure, at liberty, at loose ends, atrocious, available, baggy, base, beat-up, bedraggled, beggarly, blobby, blowzy, blurred, blurry, boorish, careless, chaotic, characterless, cheesy, chintzy, churlish, cloddish, clodhopping, clownish, confused, contemptible, countrified, country-born, country-bred, crummy, debased, degraded, depraved, despicable, dilapidated, dirty, disengaged, disgusting, disorderly, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, execrable, fallow, farmerish, featureless, flagrant, formless, foul, free, from the sticks, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, fulsome, fuzzy, grave, gross, grubby, hayseed, hazy, heinous, hick, hicky, hobnailed, idle, in rags, inchoate, indecisive, indefinite, indeterminate, inform, informal, inurbane, jobless, kaleidoscopic, leisure, leisured, little, loose, loutish, low, low-down, lumpish, mangy, mean, measly, messy, miserable, misty, monstrous, mussy, nefarious, negligent, nondescript, obnoxious, obscure, odious, off, off duty, off work, orderless, otiose, out of employ, out of harness, out of work, paltry, petty, poky, poor, ragged, raggedy, rank, reptilian, rube, ruinous, scabby, scraggly, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, seedy, shabby, shapeless, shoddy, slack, slatternly, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, sluttish, small, sordid, squalid, tacky, tattered, unclear, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, undefined, unemployable, unemployed, unkempt, unmentionable, unneat, unoccupied, unordered, unorganized, unpolished, unrefined, unsightly, untidy, up-country, vague, vile, wretched, yokel, yokelish
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