Thesaurus

bungling

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of bungling

(Entry 1 of 2)

showing or marked by a lack of skill and tact (as in dealing with a situation)
  • I refuse to let that bungling incompetent insult me again

Synonyms for bungling

Words Related to bungling

Near Antonyms for bungling

Antonyms for bungling

bungling

verb
present participle of bungle

Synonyms & Antonyms of bungling (Entry 2 of 2)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About bungling

Time Traveler for bungling

Time Traveler

The first known use of bungling was in 1589

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near bungling

bunglesome

bungling

bungs

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bungling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bungling. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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

More from Merriam-Webster on bungling

Nglish: Translation of bungling for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
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!