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  • n. Someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A clumsy, awkward workman; one who bungles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who bungles; a clumsy, awkward workman; one who performs without skill.

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

  • n. someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence


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  • On Imrill Kand, he had been called bungler, a child bereft of common sense and shamefully slow to learn.


  • Bush is no longer in office ... what's O'bungler's exit plan ... got a clue?

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  • According to my Websters, a tinker can also be a "bungler" and "to tinker" can mean "to fuss or putter aimlessly or uselessly", and these are the connotations I am referring to in this post, rather than the itinerants who I have nothing but the utmost respect for.


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  • She ditched the bungler she'd arrived with and walked to the Old Town with this new stranger.

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  • Lop-Ear, struggling with the second puppy, scowled at me and intimated by a variety of sounds the different kinds of a fool and a bungler that I was.


  • Vito still harbored resentment toward that bungler.

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