What does fumbling mean?

Definitions for fumbling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bungling, clumsy, fumbling, incompetent(adj)

    showing lack of skill or aptitude

    "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"


  1. fumbling(Noun)

    An instance of clumsiness, especially of the hands or fingers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fumbling

    of Fumble


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fumbling in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fumbling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Owen Labrie:

    Fumbling to put the condom on, I thought to myself, 'Maybe we shouldn't do this,' it wouldn't have been a good move, to have sex with this girl.

  2. Emily McDowell:

    The absolute worst thing you can do is nothing, that is so much worse than reaching out and fumbling or saying,' I don't know what to say, but I care and I want to be here for you.'.

  3. John W. Gardner:

    We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.

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