Definitions for blunder
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blunder.
blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-booverb
an embarrassing mistake
drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goofverb
commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
"I blundered during the job interview"
make one's way clumsily or blindly
"He fumbled towards the door"
blurt out, blurt, blunder out, blunder, ejaculateverb
"He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas"
A clumsy or embarrassing mistake.
To make a stupid mistake.
To move blindly or clumsily.
Etymology: blunda. Cognates include Danish blunde.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A gross or shameful mistake.
Etymology: from the verb.
It was the advice of Schomberg to an historian, that he should avoid being particular in the drawing up of an army, and other circumstances in the day of battle; for that he had observed notorious blunders and absurdities committed by writers not conversant in the art of war. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
It is our own ignorance that makes us charge those works of the Almighty, as defects or blunders, as ill-contrived or ill-made. William Derham, Physico-Theology.
To mix foolishly or blindly.
He seems to understand no difference between titles of respect and acts of worship; between expressions of esteem and devotion; between religious and civil worship: for he blunders and confounds all these together; and whatever proves one, he thinks, proves all the rest. Edward Stillingfleet.
Etymology: blunderen, Dutch; perhaps from blind.
It is one thing to forget matter of fact, and another to blunder upon the reason of it. Roger L'Estrange.
The grandees and giants in knowledge, who laughed at all besides themselves, as barbarous and insignificant, yet blundered, and stumbled, about their grand and principal concern. South.
He who now to sense, now nonsense leaning,
Means not, but blunders round about a meaning. Alexander Pope.
to make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing or preparing a medical prescription
to move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and stumble
to cause to blunder
to do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse
a gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness, stupidity, or culpable ignorance
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of blunder in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of blunder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Does Secretary Clinton have the intelligence, the experience to be president? Of course she does but I do question her judgment, i question her judgment which voted for the war in Iraq, the worst foreign policy blunder in the history of this country.
Senator Rubio emphatically supported Hillary Clinton in toppling (Muammar) Qaddafi in Libya. I think that made no sense, the terrorist attack that occurred in Benghazi was a direct result of that massive foreign policy blunder.
The long and short is the Saudis need to come to their senses, they have committed a humongous blunder very much against their own economic and security interests as well as ours. The only apparent purpose of this cut in oil supplies is to help the Russians and harm Americans. It was unprovoked and unforced as an error.
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.
Talking and pledging is very easy but governing is slightly more difficult, the policy reforms that we've implemented have worked, and backtracking would be a blunder. When I see that, with the help of Podemos, the Socialists wants to change everything we've done, I just think it's bad for Spain.
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- груба грешка, пропуск, вървя слепешката, правя груби грешкиBulgarian
- patzen, Patzer, einen Bock schießen, SchnitzerGerman
- σφάλλω, σφάλμα, λάθος, παραδρομήGreek
- metida de pata, tropiezo, error, meter la pata, torpeza, desliz, garrafal, descache, condoroSpanish
- munaus, k, haksahdus, kömmähdys, kommellusFinnish
- maladresse, bourde, faux pas, gaffe, impairFrench
- szarvashiba, baklövésHungarian
- strafalcione, cantonata, sbagliare, muoversi a tentoni, andare alla cieca, abbaglioItalian
- へま, ポカJapanese
- confusão, erro, mico, gafePortuguese
- ляпсус, ля́пнуть, лопухну́ться, облажа́ться, [[двигаться]] [[ощупь, просчёт, [[двигаться]] [[на]] [[ощупь]], промах, лажа́ться, ляп, проколRussian
- tavla, tabbe, blunderSwedish
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