lumpen lumpen

Definition(s):

  • (adj) mentally sluggish

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Robert De Niro is our designated stalker, psycho of choice to the age of lumpen paranoia.
  2. They are the lumpen jihadists.
  3. They were the rural lumpen proletariat, the rooted, shapeless mass brutalized by the agrarian disasters of the '40s and '50s.

News

  • Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    EAT (Free!) Korean-Polish BBQ Maria's Community Bar & Packaged Goods 960 W. 31st St. 773-890-0588 Head to the patio for a cookout featuring complimentary Polish sausage, kimchee and more while they last and celebrate the release of Lumpen magazine issue #120 and the debut of sister publication Cholo-both free-which you can peruse with the Monday Margarita of the Moment, which this week is a $7 ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: RedEye

Quotes

  1. "We need to understand that xenophobia has historically been used by right-wing populist movements to mobilize particularly the lumpen proletariat against minority groups in society," Essop Pahad, minister in the presidency and close confidant...
    on May 21, 2008 By: Thabo Mbeki Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "I have not received any notice so far. The question arises that what are they sending me notices about? Why are they not taking action against the Sri Ram Sena, hooligans and those lumpen elements there? I have raised this issue. One MLA was...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Renuka Chowdhury Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  3. "The UPA government is morally responsible for ensuring law and order all over the country. A Congress-led government is ruling Maharashtra, and therefore, it should have ensured the safety of the common man against such attacks by lumpen...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Ram Gopal Yadav Source: Daily News & Analysis

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