Definitions for blunder
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.
A blunder is a careless or foolish mistake, often resulting from lack of knowledge, attention, or misjudgment. It can refer to significant errors in any field, such as chess moves, strategic decisions, or public statements. It highlights actions that are not thought through properly and can possibly lead to severe consequences.
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
The field trials will destroy the entire agrarian economy of this country because they have no clue about the long term impact, they have been blinded by the western corporates and we will not let them commit this blunder.
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.
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.
TLC once stood for The Learning Channel…and now it stands for Totally Ludacris Content, it’s pathetic and it’s desperate. It’s a strategic blunder. You have to have a brand for your programing and a program like ‘Sex in Public’ is going to help nobody. It may be clever in terms of ‘oh they’re going to a food court to talk to about their sexual appetite’ but at the end of the day this is explicit content, it’s on a network that has built a brand on other types of content. I just don’t think it’s going to fit.
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.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for blunder
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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
Get even more translations for blunder »
Find a translation for the blunder definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"blunder." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 11 Dec. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/blunder>.