Definition of Dumpish

1. a. Dull; stupid; sad; moping; melancholy.



Definition of Dumpish

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Stupid, dull. ¹

2. Adjective. Sad, melancholy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dumpish

1. sad [adj] - See also: sad

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dumpish

dumped one's load
dumpee
dumpees
dumper
dumpers
dumpier
dumpies
dumpiest
dumpily
dumpiness
dumpinesses
dumping
dumping one's load
dumping syndrome
dumpings
dumpish (current term)
dumple
dumpled
dumples
dumpling
dumplings
dumplingy
dumps
dumps one's load
dumpsite
dumpsites
dumpster
dumpster-diver
dumpster-diving

Literary usage of Dumpish

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"Should she stay where she dwells, and retain this her mind, who could live quietly by her ? for she will either be dumpish or unneighbourly, or talk of such ..."

2. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1906)
"... that promised to returne, as aforesaid, strooke us in a dumpish terrour, for that hee performed not the same in the space of almost three dayes. ..."

3. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1906)
"... that promised to returne, as aforesaid, strooke us in a dumpish terrour, for that hee performed not the same in the space of almost three dayes. ..."

4. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1881)
"10 eats a little, but is very dumpish and weak. Nos. 11, 12, and 13 have a bad diarrhea, and the first two are very much emaciated. ..."

5. Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of (1875)
"80. Walker—" DUMP. Sorrow; melancholy; sadness. A low word used generally in the plural; as to be in the dumps." " dumpish. Sad; melancholy ; sorrowful. ..."

6. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Referring to mental capacity or condition as to interest: spiritless, heavy, dumpish, unanimated, listless, torpid, dead, in- animated, lifeless, ..."

7. Nero & Other Plays by Henry Porter, John Day, Herbert Percy Horne, Nathan Field (1888)
"Let me see, who shall I get now to set it to a dumpish note.2 Pen. In good faith, I do not know; but nobody that is wise, I am sure of that. ..."

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