What does bumbling mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed(adj)

    lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

    "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse


  1. bumbling(Noun)

    An act of bumbling, a mistake or error especially through clumsiness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumbling in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumbling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nigel Kneale:

    We're not quite so bumbling and hopeless as you like to think.

  2. Chris Farley:

    The (original) concept was the Shrek character was a little bit more like Chris, like a humble, bumbling innocent guy.

  3. Trent Copeland:

    He also doesn’t want to be portrayed as the bumbling cop who had evidence here and did not do anything with it, he did ask what he should do with that knife.

  4. Suranand Vejjajiva:

    A lot of people ... say he's a bumbling fool. But he's not. He's smart enough, but does he have the world view or the perspective to run the country? I doubt it.

  5. Kansas University David Frayer:

    Neanderthals are often thought of to be simple-minded mumbling, bumbling, stumbling fools, but the more we know about them the more sophisticated they've become.

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