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
Back in June, the town even named a new city park after the blubbery blunder.Remembering one of history’s greatest whale explosions | Sara Kiley Watson | November 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
This initiative highlights activists from Cuba to China, who use satire to poke fun at their blundering and oppressive regimes.
He and several other blundering referees were cut by FIFA when it announced its list of officials for the remaining three rounds.
It defies plausibility to suggest that president after president after president is blundering or inept.
Down he goes under my leg—I go blundering over him twenty miles an hour.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
Hollister could imagine him roused to blind, blundering fury by the least suspicious action on Myra's part.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Blundering Borlsovers, unnecessarily unnatural, extraordinarily eccentric, culpably curious.Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
"We'll have to get that blundering caretaker away from there," whispered Will.The Call of the Beaver Patrol | V. T. Sherman
It will save you from the blundering of some young constable.The Dark House | Georg Manville Fenn
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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