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 Observers have noted that such disinformation may be intended to deflect attention away from the Trump administration’s bungled pandemic response and onto a longtime adversary in the Chinese. Popular Science, "Disinformation during a pandemic can be deadly," 9 Apr. 2020 Federal prison employees say their lives are in danger after a series of bungled instructions and widespread supply shortages amid the coronavirus outbreak. Cassidy Mcdonald, CBS News, "Federal prison workers say conflicting orders on coronavirus response is putting lives at risk," 19 Mar. 2020 But a bungled gender reassignment surgery leaves Hedwig with a remaining reminder. oregonlive, "Portland Center Stage gives ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ a raucous homecoming," 7 Jan. 2020 Gallagher’s trial came after a judge removed the lead prosecutor over a bungled effort that used software to track emails sent to defense lawyers in order to find the source of leaks to the media. Washington Post, "Navy upholds sentencing of Navy SEAL for posing with corpse," 29 Oct. 2019 Gallagher’s trial came after a judge removed the lead prosecutor over a bungled effort that used software to track emails sent to defense lawyers to find the source of leaks to the media. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Navy SEAL acquitted of murder sues his former lawyers," 17 Sep. 2019 The gentleman assisted Ken Behring on his bungled attempt to move the NFL‘s Seahawks to Anaheim in 1996. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, "3 up, 3 down: Twins’ homer rampage continues; Tigers not so lucky," 31 Aug. 2019 The judge recently removed the lead prosecutor from the case over a bungled effort to track emails sent to defense lawyers in order to find the source of the leaks. Washington Post, "Witness at Navy SEAL trial: I killed victim out of mercy," 20 June 2019 As Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam offered her latest apology Tuesday over her bungled attempt to push through a controversial extradition law, activists in mainland China busily posted video of the statement — again and again and again. Robyn Dixon, latimes.com, "The ‘Great Firewall’: China censors videos, social media posts of Hong Kong protests," 18 June 2019

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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 10 Jul. 2020.

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