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Definition of the adjective lubberly

What does lubberly mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. clumsy and unskilled
    • example: a big stupid lubberly fellow
    • similar: unskilled
  2. inexperienced in seamanship

Alternative definition of the adjective lubberly


  1. Clumsy and stupid; resembling a lubber (an inexperienced person).
  2. Lacking in seamanship; of or suitable to a landlubber who is new to being at sea and unfamiliar with the ways of a sailor.

Definition of the adverb lubberly

What does lubberly mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. In the manner of a landlubber.

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Google previewThe Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary (1883)

by John Ogilvie

LUBBERLY 83 LUCKLESS between the head of a lower-mast and the edge of the top through which sailors may mount without going over the rim by the Rigging of Ship's Top. //.Top. gg. Lubber's holes. AA. Futtock-shrouds. futtock- ahrouds.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Shakespeare Words (2011)

by BookCaps, BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Lubberly has something of the same meaning of "bumbling", incorporating both awkward and foolish in one term. Luce - (LOOSE) a type of fish known as a pike, as it relates to heraldry. These fish were sometimes emblazoned on a coat of ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language. One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation. To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar. By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. (1780)

2. L-Z

LUC LUBBERLY, li'lb'-bl'l'r-ly. a. Lazy and bulky. LUBBERLY, ldbthdr-ly. ad. Aukwardly, clumsily. To LUBRICATE,'ldsi-bry-kate. v. a. To make smooth or flippery. r .

Google previewA new spelling, pronouncing, and explanatory dictionary of the English language ... With an appendix, containing an account of the heathen gods and goddesses, ancient heroes, etc (1810)

by William SCOTT (Teacher of Elocution.)

Juhobard', berg, a lazy sturdy Lubberly, dd, lub%bergly5, awkwardly, clumsily Lubberly, a, lub.9ber"ly", awkward, lazy and bulky Lucent, a lu"cent”, shining, bright, glittering Lu'cid, a lu"cids, shining, glittering, clearin thought Lucid'ity, Lucidness ...

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Scrabble value of L1U1B3B3E1R1L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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