Definitions

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  • adv. In a floundering manner; with awkward struggles.

Etymologies

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floundering +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Unlike armchair athletes, however, armchair screenwriters, if they have some independent literary reputation, are often allowed to professionalize their fantasy—which for the most part they do flounderingly.

    film flam

  • It finally becomes flounderingly portentous and pompously intoned, like Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea.

    Off-Centaur

  • "I doubt if I shall ever feel otherwise -- about her," he went on somewhat flounderingly.

    The Tyranny of Weakness

  • I don’t recall that I harbored this fantasy when I first began to write fiction; but I was led to it quickly enough, and have pursued it about as flounderingly as anyone well could, through a scriptwriting career that has been something less than perfervid.

    film flam

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