Meaning of bumpy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbʌmpi/

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adjectiveadjective bumpier, adjective bumpiest

  • 1(of a surface) uneven, with many patches raised above the rest.

    ‘the car jolted on the bumpy road’
    • ‘It was big, with pink frosting and sugary lettering arranged across its uneven, bumpy surface: ‘Happy Fifteenth Birthday Roberta’.’
    • ‘Sure, there would be issues with narrow roads and a bumpy surface - but those are exactly the factors that make Monaco such a special test of drivers' skills.’
    • ‘Conditions were difficult in Bangor as the match was being played on the Hibs'second pitch and the bumpy surface did nothing to enhance a game which lacked imagination from the start.’
    • ‘The dynamic attributes of the C-MAX are good, with dependable handling on twisty roads and the car holds its line on bumpy surfaces.’
    • ‘Employ skilled operators to resurface damaged trenches with a smooth finish, instead of bumpy uneven surfaces.’
    • ‘However much a bumpy surface might have inconvenienced both sets of players, it hardly excused the lack of control and horrible mistiming of the ball which characterised the first half.’
    • ‘Traffic snarls, uneven and bumpy roads and pollution have made life miserable for the residents of Koramangala.’
    • ‘Assessment of passenger comfort will have to await testing on Ireland's notoriously bumpy road surfaces.’
    • ‘Passengers will have little reason to complain about the suspension which copes well with uneven and bumpy roads.’
    • ‘This particular town was renowned for its rocky and bumpy road.’
    • ‘But it was hard going for most of the match as a strong wind, bumpy playing surface, blinding sunshine and competitive opponents made it difficult for Padiham to get any sort of rhythm to their play.’
    • ‘Sadly there has been an alarming deterioration and £100,000 is to be spent on the bumpy and heavily-sanded surface in the close season in an attempt to put things right.’
    • ‘By the time the full disc of the sun detaches itself from the eastern horizon, I can see land, a bumpy darker line above the dark water.’
    • ‘No fancy features which ensure outstanding comfort or softness; what you get here is a very basic pillow which feels bumpy and uneven.’
    • ‘The heather drags and catches at the feet, and the surface underneath is bumpy and unpredictable.’
    • ‘A road as rough and bumpy as the one in Raheens can lead to many injuries and fatalities over a four or five year period.’
    • ‘It's a rough and bumpy road, zigzagging up from Argentière to the false summit of the Col de Montets.’
    • ‘Both drivers were very happy with the car in its Monaco configuration, and we got encouraging results on the tyres, as well as the set-up adaptations required for the bumpy street surface and the new parts on the car.’
    • ‘The straights aren't so long that they place an absolute premium on outright power, while the chicanes and bumpy track surface demand good handling characteristics.’
    • ‘The people in that locality got tired of the bumpy road, and decided to pitch in a few thousand rupees per household to build a road.’
    uneven, rough, irregular
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    1. 1.1(of a journey or other movement) involving sudden jolts and jerks.
      ‘the bumpy flight brought on a bout of airsickness’
      • ‘investors could be in for a bumpy ride’
      • ‘With a grunting groaning sound the old jeep started up again, and they began the bumpy journey south to civilisation, leaving clouds of red dust to settle behind.’
      • ‘We just landed in an open field in those days and there seemed to be just one shed for an airport, and we were all feeling a bit airsick because of this bumpy journey up from Djibouti.’
      • ‘The first part of the journey was quite bumpy, close to the lee shore the water was quite calm.’
      • ‘It was a dusty and incredibly bumpy journey to Kabul, along roads whose tarmac had been destroyed by tank treads and missile attacks.’
      • ‘Picnics cry out for rude plenty, the cheap and cheerful bottles that are able, above all, to withstand a hot or bumpy journey.’
      • ‘But the view of the spur that separates the Soufriere and Anse Chastanet bays is well worth the bumpy walk.’
      • ‘There was a road leading down the opposite side of the mountain range to which they'd first come, but it would be a long, bumpy trek for someone with no anaesthetic.’
      • ‘She was startled back to the present when the car began its bumpy ascent up the brick drive to her grandmother's house.’
      • ‘The pair, who used their two-week summer holiday for the journey, finished on time, despite a bumpy ride.’
      • ‘In an interview with an Irish Sunday newspaper, Denise recalled the bumpy 30 mile journey in the ambulance.’
      • ‘The crust on the original pies, which often were sent to London as Christmas gifts, had to be strong enough to survive the bumpy carriage journey.’
      • ‘The ride is very bumpy and dark, forcing the couple to jolt around and into each other.’
      • ‘Leopards, lions, giraffes and hippopotami will parade before your camera lens to turn a bumpy Jeep ride into the trip of a lifetime.’
      • ‘We, being my partner Brett and I, set forth to the agreed hotspot, taking a 25 minute journey along a bumpy and seldom travelled track known only to a select few.’
      • ‘I immediately forgot about the noisy, bumpy minibus journey.’
      • ‘One experience few will want to recall is that of feeling ill during a bumpy air journey.’
      • ‘What should have been a fast flowing cat-and-mouse chase, with the highs and lows of your stomach on a bumpy sea ride, manoeuvres into two-and-a-half hours of drab mishmash.’
      • ‘After a rough, bumpy ride, we stopped in the kitchen.’
      • ‘With great relief, I can say we've landed without any mechanical failures, though there were some bumpy patches along the way.’
      • ‘Wolf, Storm, Line and Snow held on tightly to their armrests as the ship made a decidedly bumpy landing onto the surface of the asteroid.’
      bouncy, rough, uncomfortable, choppy, jolting, jolty, lurching, jerky, jumpy, jarring, bone-shaking, bone-breaking, jouncy, jouncing, turbulent
      inconsistent, variable, varying, changeable, irregular, fluctuating, intermittent, wavering, erratic, patchy
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