What does blunder mean?

Definitions for blunderˈblʌn dər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blunder.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo(verb)

    an embarrassing mistake

  2. drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goof(verb)

    commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

    "I blundered during the job interview"

  3. fumble, blunder(verb)

    make one's way clumsily or blindly

    "He fumbled towards the door"

  4. blurt out, blurt, blunder out, blunder, ejaculate(verb)

    utter impulsively

    "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas"


  1. blunder(Noun)

    A clumsy or embarrassing mistake.

  2. blunder(Verb)

    To make a stupid mistake.

  3. blunder(Verb)

    To move blindly or clumsily.

  4. Origin: blunda. Cognates include Danish blunde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blunder(verb)

    to make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing or preparing a medical prescription

  2. Blunder(verb)

    to move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and stumble

  3. Blunder(verb)

    to cause to blunder

  4. Blunder(verb)

    to do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse

  5. Blunder(noun)

    confusion; disturbance

  6. Blunder(noun)

    a gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness, stupidity, or culpable ignorance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blunder

    blun′der, v.i. to make a gross mistake, to flounder about: to utter thoughtlessly.—n. a gross mistake.—p.adj. Blun′dering, apt to make gross mistakes: apt to stumble.—To blunder away, to throw away some opportunity or advantage. [M. E. blondren; prob. conn. with Bland; perh. from Ice. blunda, to doze.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blunder in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blunder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle Old Age a regret.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

  3. Joseph Addison:

    An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.

  4. Robert Anson Heinlein:

    To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -- and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.

  5. Antoine De Saint-Exupery:

    One man may hit the mark, another blunder but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.

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Translations for blunder

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • груба грешка, правя груби грешки, пропуск, вървя слепешкатаBulgarian
  • einen Bock schießen, Schnitzer, Patzer, patzenGerman
  • σφάλμα, λάθος, παραδρομή, σφάλλωGreek
  • descache, garrafal, torpeza, metida de pata, tropiezo, error, meter la pata, condoro, deslizSpanish
  • kommellus, kömmähdys, munaus, haksahdus, kFinnish
  • faux pas, gaffe, maladresse, impair, bourdeFrench
  • baklövés, szarvashibaHungarian
  • abbaglio, andare alla cieca, cantonata, strafalcione, sbagliare, muoversi a tentoniItalian
  • へま, ポカJapanese
  • blunderDutch
  • erro, mico, gafe, confusãoPortuguese
  • лопухну́ться, прокол, ляп, лажа́ться, промах, [[двигаться]] [[на]] [[ощупь]], просчёт, [[двигаться]] [[ощупь, ляпсус, ля́пнуть, облажа́тьсяRussian
  • kiksSerbo-Croatian
  • blunder, tabbe, tavlaSwedish
  • hataTurkish
  • pökönVolapük

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