verb (used with object), bun·gled, bun·gling.
verb (used without object), bun·gled, bun·gling.
Words nearby bungle
Origin of bungle
OTHER WORDS FROM bunglebun·gler, nounbun·gling·ly, adverbun·bun·gling, adjective
Examples from the Web for bungler
And the words were no sooner out of his mouth than Richard cursed himself for a bungler, and a slightly vulgar one at that.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
I twitched softly at my wrists, and then at my ankles, but whichever of the two had secured me was no bungler at his work.The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard|Arthur Conan Doyle
He was no bungler to attempt other than the most gently delicate methods.Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser
Yes, this I care, bungler: I care because of all three of thee, thou alone wert covetous enough to obey my conditions.The Pirate Woman|Aylward Edward Dingle
The little actress plays her part well, it must be owned,—it is her trade; but thou art a bungler, my gentle Calderon.Calderon The Courtier|Edward Bulwer-Lytton