bumpiness bumpiness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the texture of a surface that has many bumps

Usage(s):

  1. Except for her fat period and a bit of mid-marriage bumpiness, Cheryl Tiegs' life seems to have been uncommonly secure and successful from the beginning.
  2. Mann's own model, down to the very bumpiness and cantankerousness of the style, is the dramatic monologue as developed by Browning.
  3. The sudden bumpiness of the economy has sharply cut spending by both businessmen and consumers.

News

  • Smooth sailing: Rough surfaces that can reduce drag

    From the sleek hulls of racing yachts to Michael Phelps’ shaved legs, most objects that move through the water quickly are smooth. But researchers have found that bumpiness can sometimes be better.
    on January 18, 2014     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "The more you examine your breasts, the more likely you are to differentiate between normal hormone-related bumpiness and a potentially precancerous growth," Smith says.
    on Mar 11, 2008 By: Julia Smith Source: CNN

  2. Asked in a news conference Thursday about the remark, Romney said, "My responsibility with regards to public safety is to tell the truth as I know it, and I don't see how, with slurry walls that gave way, with the bumpiness of the system, with the...
    on Jul 13, 2006 By: Mitt Romney Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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