Synonyms and Antonyms of bumble

  1. to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound <a fly bumbling around the room while we were trying to sleep> Synonyms bumble, burr, buzz, drone, hum, whish, whiz (or whizz), zip, zoomRelated Words chirr, churr; thrum; fizz, hiss, murmur, purr, rustle, sigh, sizzle, swish, whisper; coo, curr; wheeze, whistle, whoosh



Synonyms and Antonyms of bumble

  1. 1 to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way <accused the White House staff of bumbling the confirmation of the nominee for the cabinet post> Synonyms blow, bobble, boggle, bollix (up), boot, bugger (up), bumble, bungle, butcher, dub, flub, fluff, foozle, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), muck up, muff, murder, screw upRelated Words blunder, gum (up), muddle, piffle; blemish, blight, damage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, mutilate, ruin, spoil, vitiate; destroy, wreck; mishandle, mismanageNear Antonyms ameliorate, better, enhance, help, improve, meliorate, rectify, refine, reform, remedy; doctor, fix, patch, recondition, renovate, repair, revamp

  2. 2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually <I sort of bumbled through the dance number, hoping that it would soon end> Synonyms blunder, bumble, flog [British], limp, lumber, plod, struggle, stumble, trudgeRelated Words jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom

  3. 3 to speak rapidly, inarticulately, and usually unintelligibly <overcome with stage fright, I could only bumble through the speech> Synonyms bumble, chat, chatter, drivel, drool, gabble, gibber, jabber, prattle, sputterRelated Words blabber, blather, bleat, blither, gab, jangle, jaw, patter, prate, rattle, run on, smatter, tittle-tattle, troll, yak (also yack); chunter [British], maunder, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter; stammer, stutter; screech, shout, shriekNear Antonyms articulate, enunciate, pronounce

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