Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bungle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. performed poorly or inadequately.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness

Etymologies

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Examples

  • O'Brien, whose group favors a female priesthood, said that while he understood the technical distinction of different types of Church crimes, putting the two together was another example of what he called bungled communications.

    Reuters: Top News

  • If it fails, the Democrats will be seen as having broken their promises and/or having once again bungled an opportunity to fix the health care mess, and we could again be stuck with the Republicans for years.

    Sebelius: There will be competition with private insurers

  • In light of what can only be described as a bungled attempt at controlling the story by Koch -- as cited in the TPM posts -- I'm still hopeful I'll receive their answer, and, if received, will update my post accordingly.

    Koch Industries' Unsolicited Emails: More Questions Than Answers

  • CNN's Jill Dougherty reports that Pelosi is being slammed over what critics call a bungled effort at diplomacy.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2007

  • Praising naval commandos for an operation that Israeli military affairs commentators have described as bungled, Barak said at the marines 'base near the port of Haifa that they had carried out their mission under difficult circumstances.

    Breaking News - The Post Chronicle

  • Praising naval commandos for an operation that Israeli military affairs commentators have described as bungled, Mr. Barak said at the marines 'base near the port of Haifa that they had carried out their mission under difficult circumstances.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • According to his spokesman, the PM's last Cabinet meeting was a jovial affair, with Brown recalling his bungled attempts to woo Sarah.

    Home | Mail Online

  • American student Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend went on trial in Italy on Friday for the murder of a fellow British student killed in what prosecutors are calling a bungled sex game.

    Breaking News - The Post Chronicle

  • Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are on trial in Italy on Friday for the murder of Kercher, who was killed in what prosecutors are calling a bungled sex game.

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • The former defence secretary Bob Ainsworth is suing the Daily Mail over allegations he "bungled" the rescue of a British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates.

    Former UK defence chief sues Daily Mail for libel

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