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blunder

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blunder

Synonym Discussion of blunder

error, mistake, blunder, slip, lapse mean a departure from what is true, right, or proper. error suggests the existence of a standard or guide and a straying from the right course through failure to make effective use of this.
    • procedural errors
mistake implies misconception or inadvertence and usually expresses less criticism than error.
    • dialed the wrong number by mistake
blunder regularly imputes stupidity or ignorance as a cause and connotes some degree of blame.
    • diplomatic blunders
slip stresses inadvertence or accident and applies especially to trivial but embarrassing mistakes.
    • a slip of the tongue
lapse stresses forgetfulness, weakness, or inattention as a cause.
    • a lapse in judgment

blunder

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blunder

  1. 1 to make a mistake even though the prosecution had blundered several times in presenting its case, it ultimately prevailed Synonyms of blunder err, boob [British], flub, fluff, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), screw up, slip up, stumble, tripWords Related to blunder nod; bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, foozle, mangle, mishandle, muff, murder; miscalculate, misconceive, miscount, miscue, misdeem, misgauge, misjudge, mistake; misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand

  2. 2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually blundered his way through an acceptance speech Synonyms of blunder flounder, bumble, flog [British], limp, lumber, plod, struggle, stumble, trudgeWords Related to blunder jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms of blunder coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom



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