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Meaning of BUNGLE

Pronunciation:  'bunggul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an embarrassing mistake
  2. [v]  spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly; "I bungled it!"
  3. [v]  make a mess of, destroy or ruin

BUNGLE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: ball up, bloomer, blooper, blow, blunder, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, boner, boo-boo, botch, botch, botch up, bumble, flub, flub, fluff, foul up, foul-up, fuck up, fuckup, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil
 See Also: act, behave, bull, clanger, do, error, fail, fault, faux pas, fluff, fumble, gaffe, gaucherie, go wrong, howler, miscarry, misstep, mistake, muff, slip, snafu, solecism, spectacle, stumble, trip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bun"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bungled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Bungling}.] [Prob. a diminutive from, akin to bang; cf.
    Prov. G. bungen to beat, bang, OSw. bunga. See {Bang}.]
    To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner.
  2. \Bun"gle\, v. t.
    To make or mend clumsily; to manage awkwardly; to botch; --
    sometimes with up.
          I always had an idea that it would be bungled. --Byron.
  3. \Bun"gle\, n.
    A clumsy or awkward performance; a botch; a gross blunder.
          Those errors and bungles which are committed.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bad job, bat out, be all thumbs, bevue, blooper, blow, blunder, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, bobble, boggle, bollix, bonehead play, boner, boo-boo, botch, bugger, bull, bumble, butcher, clumsy performance, commit a gaffe, dash off, do anyhow, do by halves, do carelessly, do offhand, err, error, etourderie, fake up, faux pas, fiasco, flounder, flub, fluff, flunk, foozle, fuck up, fudge up, fumble, gaffe, gaucherie, goof, goof up, gum up, hash, indiscretion, jury-rig, knock off, knock out, knock together, lapse, lash up, louse up, lumber, make a blunder, make a misstep, mar, mess, mess up, miscue, mismanage, miss, miss the mark, misspeak, mistake, muck up, muddle, muff, murder, off day, patch, patch together, patch up, play havoc with, pound out, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, sad work, screw up, slap up, slip, slip up, snafu, solecism, spoil, stumble, stupidity, throw off, throw together, toss off, toss out, toss together, trifle with, trip, washout, whomp up