bumpy

Bumpy means not smooth, as in covered in lumps and bumps, like a bumpy path that makes your car bounce, or a bumpy road to getting your parents to lend you the car.

Anything covered in bumps is bumpy, whether it’s a road, the skin of a toad, or the surface of the birthday cake you made for your brother. It can also describe a ride full of unexpected jolts and bumps: "It was a bumpy journey along the mountain passes in her Jeep." Figuratively, bumpy can also describe a difficult process: "What a bumpy ride that was, getting my visa to travel to China!"

Definitions of bumpy
  1. adjective
    covered with or full of bumps
    “a bumpy country road”
    Synonyms:
    rough, unsmooth
    having or caused by an irregular surface
  2. adjective
    causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    synonyms: jolting, jolty, jumpy, rocky, rough
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    Antonyms:
    smooth
    of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence
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