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Meaning of BUNGLING

Pronunciation:  b'ungguling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not skillful in physical movement 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
  2. [adj]  showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"

BUNGLING is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bumbling, butterfingered, clumsy, fumbling, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, incompetent, left-handed, maladroit, unskilled



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bun"gling\, a.
Unskillful; awkward; clumsy; as, a bungling workman. --Swift.

      They make but bungling work.             --Dryden.

Thesaurus Terms
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