bungling

bungling
Synonyms and related words:
all thumbs, awkward, bad job, blunderheaded, blunderheadedness, blundering, boggling, boorish, botch, botched, botchery, botching, bumbling, butterfingered, careless, carelessness, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, cumbersome, deficient, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, half-assed, ham-fisted, ham-handed, haphazard, haphazardness, heavy-handed, hit-and-miss, hit-or-miss, hulking, hulky, inelegant, left-hand, left-handed, loose ends, loutish, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, maladroit, messiness, messy, muffing, oafish, ponderous, promiscuous, sad work, slapdash, slipshod, slipshoddiness, slipshoddy, slipshodness, sloppiness, sloppy, slovenliness, slovenly, slovenly performance, slovenry, sluttish, sluttishness, stiff, too many cooks, uncouth, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, untidiness, untidy, unwieldy

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  • Bungling — Bun gling, a. Unskillful; awkward; clumsy; as, a bungling workman. Swift. [1913 Webster] They make but bungling work. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bungling — index fault (mistake), incompetent, inept (incompetent), maladministration, neglect, negligent …   Law dictionary

  • bungling — 1. adjective incompetent or inept Harry made a bungling attempt to catch the ball. 2. noun An act or acts of incompetence or ineptitude. Your bungling nearly cost us our jobs …   Wiktionary

  • bungling — adjective 1. showing lack of skill or aptitude a bungling workman did a clumsy job his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf • Syn: ↑clumsy, ↑fumbling, ↑incompetent • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bungling — Bungle Bun gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bungled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bungling}.] [Prob. a diminutive from, akin to bang; cf. Prov. G. bungen to beat, bang, OSw. bunga. See {Bang}.] To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bungling — adjective the work of a bungling amateur Syn: incompetent, blundering, amateurish, inept, unskillful, maladroit, clumsy, klutzy, awkward, bumbling; informal ham handed, ham fisted …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bungling — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clumsy, unskillful, inept; see awkward 1 , incompetent . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. inept, incompetent, clumsy, blundering, maladroit. ANT.: adroit, nimble, able …   English dictionary for students

  • bungling — bun·gling || bʌŋglɪŋ n. work done in an awkward or clumsy manner; making a mess of something bun·gle || bʌŋgl n. failure; poor workmanship, inferior work v. botch, mismanage, screw up; do inferior work …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bungling — adjective prone to making mistakes. → bungle …   English new terms dictionary

  • bungling — a. 1. Clumsy, awkward, unhandy, unskilful, maladroit, inapt. 2. Ill done, botched …   New dictionary of synonyms

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