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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handedadjective

    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. bumblingnoun

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


  1. bumbling

    Bumbling refers to acting or behaving in an inept, clumsy, awkward or confused manner, often characterized by making mistakes. It is associated with ineffectiveness and lack of efficiency or precision.

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  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

Examples of bumbling in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Digby:

    Those sort of skills and the balance and learning how to cope with the New Zealand bush is quite a big skill, when they're at this stage...they look pretty cute, they're like bumbling puppies at the moment.

  2. 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.

  3. Nigel Kneale:

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

  4. Minxin Pei:

    Now things are getting better and he wants to show that his leadership has been a success, the messaging is that we should see the Wests response as bumbling and incompetent.

  5. 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.

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