blundering

adjective
blun·​der·​ing | \ ˈblən-d(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce blundering (audio) \

Definition of blundering

: characterized by or prone to foolish or careless errors a blundering fool a blundering attempt

Other Words from blundering

blunderingly adverb
blunderingly inept

First Known Use of blundering

1710, in the meaning defined above

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“Blundering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blundering. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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