bungling

adjective bun·gling \ ˈbəŋ-g(ə-)liŋ \

Definition of bungling

: clumsily awkward or inept
  • a bungling attempt at humor
  • … her complaints about bungling doctors and mean-spirited nurses …
  • —Michiko Kakutani

bunglingly

adverb
    • a bunglingly inept investigation

First Known Use of bungling

1589



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