Definition of Lumpen

1. Adjective. Mentally sluggish.

Exact synonyms: Lumpish, Unthinking
Similar to: Stupid



Definition of Lumpen

1. Adjective. Of or referring to social outcasts. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the lumpenproletariat. ¹

3. Adjective. Plebeian ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lumpen

1. an uprooted individual [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lumpen

lummiest
lummox
lummoxes
lummy
lump
lump in one's throat
lump it
lump sugar
lump sum
lump to one's throat
lump together
lumpability
lumpectomies
lumpectomy
lumped
lumpen (current term)
lumpenly
lumpenproletariat
lumpenproletariats
lumpens
lumper
lumpers
lumpfish
lumpfishes
lumpier
lumpiest
lumpily
lumpiness
lumpinesses
lumping

Literary usage of Lumpen

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1. Die Organisation Der Gesamtstaatsverwaltung Schlesiens Vor Dem by Felix Rachfahl (1896)
"Hier werden die gekauften lumpen schon etwas nach Farbe und Stoff ... Die lumpen in den verschiedenen Ländern sind durchaus nicht von gleicher Qualität. ..."

2. Parts of the body in older Germanic and Scandinavian by Torild Washington Arnoldson (1916)
"... clumsily (said of small children and small animals), Norw. larve lumpen, ... early NHG. lumpen schlaff hangen; schlaff gehen, NHG. lumpen zerrissenes ..."

3. The Semantic Development of Words for "walk, Run" in the Germanic Languges by Roscoe Myrl Ihrig (1916)
"... run slowly and clumsily (said of small children and small animals), Norw. larve lumpen, ON. lara'Sr schlaff. 54.26. Swed. loma steif oder schwerfällig ..."

4. Progressivism--and After by William English Walling (1914)
"The lower ranks of the workers are referred to in German Socialist literature as the "lumpen-proletariat." lumpen means rags and also rabble. ..."

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