bumpily

bumpy

[buhm-pee]
adjective, bumpier, bumpiest.
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.

Origin:
1860–65; bump + -y1

bumpily, adverb
bumpiness, noun
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bumpy (ˈbʌmpɪ)
 
adj , bumpier, bumpiest
1.  having an uneven surface: a bumpy road
2.  full of jolts; rough: a bumpy flight
 
'bumpily
 
adv
 
'bumpiness
 
n

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bumpy
1865, from bump + -y (2).
"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." - Bette Davis [Margo Channing], "All About Eve," 1950.
Related: Bumpiness.
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