Adjective "bumpy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a surface) uneven, with many patches raised above the rest.
  1. 'It's a rough and bumpy road, zigzagging up from Argentière to the false summit of the Col de Montets.'
  2. '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.'
  3. '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.'
  4. 'This particular town was renowned for its rocky and bumpy road.'
  5. '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.'
  6. '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.'
  7. '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.'
  8. '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.'
  9. 'Assessment of passenger comfort will have to await testing on Ireland's notoriously bumpy road surfaces.'
  10. '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.'
  11. 'the bumpy flight brought on a bout of airsickness'
  12. '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.'
  13. '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.'
  14. 'I immediately forgot about the noisy, bumpy minibus journey.'
  15. 'She was startled back to the present when the car began its bumpy ascent up the brick drive to her grandmother's house.'
  16. 'With great relief, I can say we've landed without any mechanical failures, though there were some bumpy patches along the way.'
  17. 'One experience few will want to recall is that of feeling ill during a bumpy air journey.'
  18. '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.'
  19. 'But the view of the spur that separates the Soufriere and Anse Chastanet bays is well worth the bumpy walk.'
  20. 'The ride is very bumpy and dark, forcing the couple to jolt around and into each other.'
  21. 'The first part of the journey was quite bumpy, close to the lee shore the water was quite calm.'


1. of uneven surface; full of bumps: a bumpy road.

2. full of jolts: a bumpy ride.

3. causing jolts: Bumpy air shook the airplane.

4. having many difficulties or failures; full of ups and downs: He had a rather bumpy career before he settled down in his present job.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be bumpy during times."

"paths can be bumpy due to obstacles."

"trams can be bumpy for anyones."

"rides can be bumpy due to takings."

"rides can be bumpy due to missiles."

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