- 1. adjective
Ponocrates and Eudemon burst out in a laughing so heartily, that they had almost split with it, and given up the ghost, in rendering their souls to God: even just as Crassus did, seeing a lubberly ass eat thistles;b) Lacking in seamanship; of or suitable to a landlubber who is new to being at sea and unfamiliar with the ways of a sailor.
"Do not use such a lubberly expression, my dear Rose, if you respect your fathers profession. On a vessel is a new-fangled Americanism, that is neither fish, flesh, nor red-herring, as we sailors say,— neither English nor Greek."2. adverbIn the manner of a landlubber.
Im not ignorant of these matters, having been many years at sea—and seamen, you must know, are curious in knots; I cannot endure to see anything done lubberly.
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Lubberly — Lub ber*ly, a. Like a lubber; clumsy. [1913 Webster] A great lubberly boy. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Lubberly — Lub ber*ly, adv. Clumsily; awkwardly. Dryden. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lubberly — 1570s, from LUBBER (Cf. lubber) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) … Etymology dictionary
lubberly — adjective 1. clumsy and unskilled a big stupid lubberly fellow • Similar to: ↑unskilled • Derivationally related forms: ↑lubber 2. inexperienced in seamanship of all landlubbers the most lubberly • … Useful english dictionary
lubberly — lubberliness, n. /lub euhr lee/, adj. 1. of or resembling a lubber. adv. 2. in a lubberly manner. [1565 75; LUBBER + LY] * * * … Universalium
lubberly — /ˈlʌbəli/ (say lubuhlee) adjective 1. like or of a lubber. –adverb 2. in a lubberly manner. –lubberliness, noun … Australian English dictionary
lubberly — adjective or adverb see lubber … New Collegiate Dictionary
lubberly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clumsy, rough, crude; see awkward 1 , rude 1 , 2 … English dictionary for students
lubberly — adj. clumsy, awkward, stupid adv. in a clumsy manner, awkwardly, stupidly … English contemporary dictionary
lubberly — a. Clumsy, awkward, clownish, bungling … New dictionary of synonyms