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- n. An act of bumbling, a mistake or error especially through clumsiness.
- v. Present participle of bumble.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
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The Senate Homeland Security Committee says the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has become a symbol of what it calls bumbling bureaucracy, and it should be abolished.
But it falls flat in the futuristic fridge, and she calls a bumbling Quantum Mechanic
The handsome Canadian spent more than 60 years doing serious roles in movies and on television, but he is probably best known as the bumbling cop Lt. Frank Drebin in the "Naked Gun" spoofs.
Bush had to resolve doubts that -- of what Gore called the bumbling, babbling Bush.
The National Intelligence Agency, which could be described as a bumbling brutal fool, should be shut down, according to Kobus
Nothing could have been clearer, but Floyd, whom Bruce Catton generously describes as a bumbling incompetent, ignored the letter because, among its wealth of cogent information, it contained one trifling error - the writer stated that Brown had an agent "in an armoury in Maryland".
More recently there was John (bomb Iran) McCain, who can best be described as a bumbling old fool.
David has been called bumbling, incompetent, nasty.
Because of Bush's lack of ability to communicate smoothly, he was characterized as a bumbling fool, and the people believed the accusations without taking into account all of the facts.
Toronto holdup detectives dubbed the bumbling robber the Booze Bandit because he was slightly tipsy when he tried to rob the CIBC branch at 790 Bay St., near Toronto Police headquarters on College St., on Oct. 17.