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stumble

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stumble

  1. 1 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy <was his hurtful remark a regrettable stumble, or was it made with artful intention?> Synonyms blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, error, tripRelated Words bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection

  2. 2 the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily <has bones so brittle that a minor stumble could result in a serious break> Synonyms slip, spill, fall, tumbleRelated Words header, pratfall; misstep, trip; descent, dive, plunge, skid, slide; free-fall




stumble

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stumble

  1. 1 to go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily <the bride stumbled on the altar steps and landed smack in the arms of the minister> Synonyms slip, fall, topple, trip, tumbleRelated Words collapse, crumple, drop, flump, keel, plop, plunk (or plonk), slump (over); crash, free-fall, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, precipitate, wipe out; skid, slideAntonyms get up, rise, stand (up), uprise

  2. 2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually <stumbled twice while she was reciting the “Gettysburg Address”> Synonyms blunder, bumble, flog [British], limp, lumber, plod, struggle, flounder, trudgeRelated Words jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom

  3. 3 to move heavily or clumsily <the tipsy revelers left the path and wearily stumbled through the tangled undergrowth> Synonyms barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, lumber, stump, tramp, tromp, trudgeRelated Words drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)Near Antonyms drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waftAntonyms breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

  4. 4 to make a mistake <that network announcer rarely stumbles when he's on the air> Synonyms blunder, boob [British], flub, fluff, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), screw up, slip up, err, tripRelated Words nod; bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, foozle, mangle, mishandle, muff, murder; miscalculate, misconceive, miscount, miscue, misdeem, misgauge, misjudge, mistake; misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand





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