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Synonyms of bumbling

Verb


1. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up, fail, go wrong, miscarry

usage: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

2. stumble, falter, bumble, walk

usage: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"

3. bumble, stutter, stammer, falter, talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

usage: speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"

Adjective


1. bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed, maladroit (vs. adroit)

usage: lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse

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