a gross, stupid, or careless mistake: That's your second blunder this morning.
to move or act blindly, stupidly, or without direction or steady guidance: Without my glasses I blundered into the wrong room.
to make a gross or stupid mistake, especially through carelessness or mental confusion: Just pray that he doesn't blunder again and get the names wrong.
to bungle; botch: Several of the accounts were blundered by that new assistant.
to utter thoughtlessly; blurt out: He blundered his surprise at their winning the award.
- blun·der·er, noun
- blun·der·ing·ly, adverb
- non·blun·der·ing, adjective, noun
- non·blun·der·ing·ly, adverb
- outblunder, verb (used with object)
- su·per·blun·der, noun
- un·blun·der·ing, adjective
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How to use blunder in a sentence
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The alleged tampering blunder with Bogdanovic felt so crushing because Milwaukee has limited salary cap flexibility to fill that glaring need.Giannis Antetokounmpo’s patience is a gift to Milwaukee. Don’t blow it, Bucks. | Jerry Brewer | December 16, 2020 | Washington Post
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“The rape question was a tremendous blunder,” Doar later observed.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era | Gary May | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But that the CNN-John King blunder even happened is a cause for alarm.‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing | Kevin Fallon | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He said the desperate, unplanned rush north was “the biggest blunder of the campaign.”Anarchy for the U.K.? British Leaders Panicking Over Scottish Vote for Independence | Nico Hines | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I tried a half-dozen other representatives, none who could remedy the blunder, all who cited different reasons for the occurrence.
Above all, this is not the time to blunder into horrendous religious and civil wars with direct and extensive U.S. military force.
I must make no mistake, and blunder into a national type of features, all wrong; if I make your mask, it must do us credit.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
So far, so good; but, in another quarter, Allcraft suddenly discovered that he had committed an egregious blunder.
By some extraordinary blunder of the commissariat the 32d had set forth that morning without breaking their fast.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
His gay debonair manner and his ready apology for his own blunder pleased Mrs. Calvert.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
The insertion of whyte in l. 905, in the existing authorities, is surely a blunder, and I therefore have omitted it.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for blunder
a stupid or clumsy mistake
a foolish tactless remark
to make stupid or clumsy mistakes
to make foolish tactless remarks
(often foll by about, into, etc) to act clumsily; stumble: he blundered into a situation he knew nothing about
(tr) to mismanage; botch
- blunderer, noun
- blundering, noun, adjective
- blunderingly, adverb
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