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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lubberlyadjective

    clumsy and unskilled

    "a big stupid lubberly fellow"

  2. lubberly, landlubberlyadjective

    inexperienced in seamanship

    "of all landlubbers the most lubberly"


  1. lubberlyadverb

    In the manner of a landlubber.

  2. lubberlyadjective

    Clumsy and stupid; resembling a lubber (an inexperienced person).

  3. lubberlyadjective

    Lacking in seamanship; of or suitable to a landlubber who is new to being at sea and unfamiliar with the ways of a sailor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lubberlyadjective

    Lazy and bulky.

    Etymology: from lubber.

    I came at Eaton to marry Mrs. Anne Page; and she’s a great lubberly boy. William Shakespeare.

  2. Lubberlyadverb

    Aukwardly; clumsily.

    Merry andrew on the low rope copies lubberly the same tricks which his master is so dexterously performing on the high. Dryden’s Dedication.


  1. lubberly

    Lubberly generally refers to someone who is clumsy, inexperienced, or less skilled, often in relation to sailors. The term originally comes from the word "lubber," which was used for a big, slow and clumsy person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lubberlyadjective

    like a lubber; clumsy

  2. Lubberlyadverb

    clumsily; awkwardly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubberly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubberly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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