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bumble

verb

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 of 1bumble bumble, burr, buzz, drone, hum, whish, whiz (or whizz), zip, zoomWords Related to 1bumble chirr, churr; thrum; fizz, hiss, murmur, purr, rustle, sigh, sizzle, swish, whisper; coo, curr; wheeze, whistle, whoosh


bumble

verb

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 of 2bumble 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 upWords Related to 2bumble blunder, gum (up), muddle, piffle; blemish, blight, damage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, mutilate, ruin, spoil, vitiate; destroy, wreck; mishandle, mismanageNear Antonyms of 2bumble 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 of 2bumble blunder, bumble, flog [British], limp, lumber, plod, struggle, stumble, trudgeWords Related to 2bumble jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms of 2bumble 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 of 2bumble bumble, chat, chatter, drivel, drool, gabble, gibber, jabber, prattle, sputterWords Related to 2bumble 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 of 2bumble articulate, enunciate, pronounce


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