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blunder

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blunder

  1. 1 to make a mistake <even though the prosecution had blundered several times in presenting its case, it ultimately prevailed> Synonyms err, boob [British], flub, fluff, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), screw up, slip up, stumble, tripRelated Words nod; bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, foozle, mangle, mishandle, muff, murder; miscalculate, misconceive, miscount, miscue, misdeem, misgauge, misjudge, mistake; misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand

  2. 2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually <blundered his way through an acceptance speech> Synonyms flounder, bumble, flog [British], limp, lumber, plod, struggle, stumble, trudgeRelated Words jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom




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