blundering

adjective

blun·​der·​ing ˈblən-d(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce blundering (audio)
: characterized by or prone to foolish or careless errors
a blundering fool
a blundering attempt
blunderingly adverb
blunderingly inept

Examples of blundering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of the coverage of China’s November 23 announcement of a new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over waters claimed by Japan and South Korea has focused on the reactive and blundering nature of Chinese diplomacy. Michael J. Green, Foreign Affairs, 2 Dec. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blundering was in 1710

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“Blundering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blundering. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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