Thesaurus

botched

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of botched

(Entry 1 of 2)

showing or marked by a lack of skill and tact (as in dealing with a situation)
  • a botched attempt to mend relations with our disaffected European allies

Synonyms for botched

Words Related to botched

Near Antonyms for botched

Antonyms for botched

botched

verb
past tense of botch

Synonyms & Antonyms of botched (Entry 2 of 2)

to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way
  • the first time we tried to make a cake, we botched the job completely

Synonyms for botched

Words Related to botched

Near Antonyms for botched

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About botched

Time Traveler for botched

Time Traveler

The first known use of botched was in 1752

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near botched

botch

botched

botcher

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Botched.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/botched. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on botched

Nglish: Translation of botched for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of botched for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!