Definitions

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  • n. The act of making a blunder.
  • v. Present participle of to blunder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by blunders.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Seemingly it's because Sen McCain blundering of information of facts about the War in Iraq has been discovered.

    Obama: McCain should admit he was wrong on surge comments

  • His countenance was the droll medley of fun, shrewdness, and blundering, that is so often found in the Irish peasant, and which appears to be characteristic of entire races in the island.

    Miles Wallingford Sequel to "Afloat and Ashore"

  • Arnold Ridley is better known as the blundering Private Godfrey in the TV show Dad's Army, but Nicolas is keen to let people know that there was more to his life than a calamitous comedy character.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • The development of our terrestrial civilization has always been very ad hoc and kind of blundering forward.

    Why Space? Why Now? - NASA Watch

  • In 1950, four months after the Korean War began the Republicans made President Truman's quote, "blundering" a key part of their midterm argument.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2006

  • And in each room was the same kind of blundering half-arrangement of furniture, and fire-irons and crockery, and all sorts of odd things on the floor, but there was nothing to eat; even in the pantry there were only a rusty cake-tin and a broken plate with whitening mixed in it.

    The Railway Children

  • My dear Wallace, -- I hate controversy, chiefly perhaps because I do it badly; but as Dr. Bree accuses you of "blundering," I have thought myself bound to send the enclosed letter [91] to _Nature_, that is, if you in the least desire it.

    Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1

  • It is the same kind of blundering as when we intermix phenomena — measuring “God” by human standards, or human beings by animal standards.

    Manhood of Humanity.

  • Typical of the kind of blundering that has cost the Republican party the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, the so-called "leadership" was apparently playing a misguided racial-politics game when they selected Mr. Steele.

    Welcome to Melanie Morgan

  • That "blundering", for Auster at least, takes place one paragraph at a time:

    British Blogs

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