Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
   

blun·der

blunder

 
 
pronunciation:
bluhn dr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition: a silly or careless mistake.
It was a blunder to call the teacher by her first name.
similar words:
error, fault, folly, mistake, muff, slip
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: blunders, blundering, blundered
definition 1: to act or move in an awkward way or without clear purpose.
We blundered about in the fog.
synonyms:
flounder, stumble
similar words:
fumble, muddle
definition 2: to make a silly, careless, or stupid mistake.
He blundered at the party by shouting, "This food is terrible!"
similar words:
slip
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: blunderingly (adj.), blunderer (n.)