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floundering

adjective

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floundering

verb
present participle of flounder

Synonyms & Antonyms of floundering (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually
  • unprepared choristers who floundered helplessly through the musical number

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2 to move heavily or clumsily
  • the car floundered through the heavy wet snow, constantly getting stuck

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“Floundering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/floundering. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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