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stumble

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stumble

  1. 1 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy was his hurtful remark a regrettable stumble, or was it made with artful intention? Synonyms of stumble blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, error, tripWords Related to stumble bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms of stumble accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection

  2. 2 the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily has bones so brittle that a minor stumble could result in a serious break Synonyms of stumble slip, spill, fall, tumbleWords Related to stumble header, pratfall; misstep, trip; descent, dive, plunge, skid, slide; free-fall


stumble

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stumble

  1. 1 to go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily the bride stumbled on the altar steps and landed smack in the arms of the minister Synonyms of stumble slip, fall, topple, trip, tumbleWords Related to stumble collapse, crumple, drop, flump, keel, plop, plunk (or plonk), slump (over); crash, free-fall, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, precipitate, wipe out; skid, slideAntonyms of stumble get up, rise, stand (up), uprise

  2. 2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually stumbled twice while she was reciting the “Gettysburg Address” Synonyms of stumble blunder, bumble, flog [British], limp, lumber, plod, struggle, flounder, trudgeWords Related to stumble jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms of stumble coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom

  3. 3 to move heavily or clumsily the tipsy revelers left the path and wearily stumbled through the tangled undergrowth Synonyms of stumble barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, lumber, stump, tramp, tromp, trudgeWords Related to stumble drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)Near Antonyms of stumble drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waftAntonyms of stumble breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

  4. 4 to make a mistake that network announcer rarely stumbles when he's on the air Synonyms of stumble blunder, boob [British], flub, fluff, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), screw up, slip up, err, tripWords Related to stumble nod; bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, foozle, mangle, mishandle, muff, murder; miscalculate, misconceive, miscount, miscue, misdeem, misgauge, misjudge, mistake; misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand



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