bungling

adjective
bun·​gling | \ ˈbəŋ-g(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce bungling (audio) \

Definition of bungling

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

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bunglingly adverb
a bunglingly inept investigation

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First Known Use of bungling

1589, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bungling was in 1589

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“Bungling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungling. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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