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 bungling
The problem for them is that this bungling incompetent already got more votes than the well-funded six-term incumbent did.
Of course, like any bungling seaman, he endangers the very charges in his hands—and I don't mean journalists.Bullying Israeli Government Flack Sparks Diplomatic Row—Among Other Concerns|Noga Tarnopolsky|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Microsoft has had notable successes building the Xbox business and not bungling the acquisition of Skype.Microsoft Memo Seeks to Reboot and Rebrand Company|William O’Connor|July 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The process is driven not by bungling bureaucrats or by sinister moneymen, but by the deepest force of all: geography.
But his bungling was still a welcome bonus for the Feds, allowing them to kill lots of birds with one stone.
But protestations availed not; and his head, the cleverest head in England, was pitiably hacked off by a bungling headsman.
He boasted and bungled, but out of his bungling came triumph.Pee-wee Harris on the Trail|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
He berated his bungling, fumbling, thoughtless notions and cursed himself for trying to help Penny by the "loco" means he'd used.The Lone Ranger Rides|Fran Striker
Mrs. Frankland's mind was too clever to be bungling, and too emotional and imaginative to be critical.The Faith Doctor|Edward Eggleston
It must, I think, have been some bungling on the part of the port authorities.Recollections of Calcutta for over Half a Century|Montague Massey