bungled

adjective
bun·​gled | \ ˈbəŋ-gəld How to pronounce bungled (audio) \

Definition of bungled

: badly done : unsuccessful because of mistakes : botched a bungled robbery a badly bungled attempt

Examples of bungled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhartiya Janata Party received criticism for a slow and bungled response to the second wave of infections in the country, including complacency towards mass gatherings. NBC News, 28 Apr. 2021 The bungled operation was a dress rehearsal for their even more botched break-ins at Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex nine months later. Christian Appy, The Conversation, 23 Apr. 2021 Elsewhere, the safe-haven dollar is up while crude sinks as investors focus more attention on Europe's bungled vaccine rollout. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2021 But caught in the middle of a presidential election and a bungled roll-out of its decision to postpone the fall football season, Warren left himself vulnerable to this kind of savage political opportunism. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2020 Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America's bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe's epidemic. Arkansas Online, 9 Aug. 2020 Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe’s epidemic. Author: Nicole Winfield And Lisa Marie Pane, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Aug. 2020 Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America's bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe's epidemic. Nicole Winfield And Lisa Marie Pane, Star Tribune, 9 Aug. 2020 Perhaps nowhere outside the country is America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe’s epidemic. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of bungled

1619, in the meaning defined above

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“Bungled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungled. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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