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blunder

blun·der

blunder

 
pronunciation:
bluhn dr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a careless or thoughtless mistake.
It was a great blunder to forget the guest of honor's name.
synonyms:
boner, flub, goof, slip-up
similar words:
blooper, botch, error, fault, faux pas, fiasco, folly, gaffe, gaucherie, howler, mistake, muff, oversight, slip, stumble
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: blundered, blundering, blunders
definition 1: to act or move awkwardly or without clear purpose.
We blundered about in the fog.
synonyms:
bumble, flounder, stumble
similar words:
fumble, muddle
definition 2: to make a careless, thoughtless, or stupid mistake.
The candidate blundered when she misquoted her opponent.
synonyms:
flub, goof
similar words:
bungle, err, muff, slip, stumble
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to make a mess or a failure of.
He blundered the entire presentation.
synonyms:
bungle, flub, goof up, mess up, muff
similar words:
boggle, botch, bumble
definition 2: to say without thinking.
similar words:
let out
derivations: blunderingly (adj.), blunderer (n.)