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fumbled

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

showing or marked by a lack of skill and tact (as in dealing with a situation)
  • my future father-in-law shook his head over my fumbled attempt to compliment his daughter

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fumbled

verb
past tense of fumble

Synonyms & Antonyms of fumbled (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way
  • her assistant fumbled the party plans by getting the time wrong on the invitations

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2 to search for something blindly or uncertainly
  • the librarian fumbled for the light switch as she entered the dark room

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3 to make a mistake
  • just when it looked like he was going to get away with the ruse, he fumbled

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“Fumbled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fumbled. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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