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adj. bump·i·er, bump·i·est
1. Covered with or full of bumps: a bumpy country road.
2. Marked by bumps and jolts; rough: a bumpy flight.

bump′i·ly adv.
bump′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bumpiness - the texture of a surface that has many bumps
raggedness, roughness - a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven


n (of surface)Unebenheit f, → Hubbeligkeit f (inf); (of road, drive)Holp(e)rigkeit f; (of flight)Böigkeit f
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You're probably more familiar with it as the word that describes the sudden bumpiness during a flight.