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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bungling, clumsy, fumbling, incompetentadjective

    showing lack of skill or aptitude

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


  1. fumblingnoun

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


  1. fumbling

    Fumbling generally refers to handling or manipulating something clumsily or ineffectively, often resulting in dropping or mishandling the object in question. It can also be used metaphorically to describe a person's overall lack of coordination or competence in performing a task or activity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fumbling

    of Fumble

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  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

Examples of fumbling in a Sentence

  1. 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.'.

  2. Neil Tangri:

    The focus is on collecting and disposing of plastics instead of reducing the quantity produced, japan has the opportunity to lead on this issue by reducing the production and use of plastic. They're fumbling the opportunity.

  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.

  4. New Jersey:

    There's a lot of people concerned about Joe Biden's ability to carry the ball across the end line without fumbling.

  5. Amanda Graham:

    Young people are fumbling in the dark with what seems logical, but there is no safe level of cigarette smoking.

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    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
    A value
    B assortment
    C cycling
    D accident

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