Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Bungling'
Bungling Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
- showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf" [syn: clumsy, fumbling, incompetent]
- not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse [syn: bumbling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed]
- Bungle \Bun"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bungled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Bungling.] [Prob. a diminutive from, akin to bang; cf.
Prov. G. bungen to beat, bang, OSw. bunga. See Bang.]
To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner.
- Bungling \Bun"gling\, a.
Unskillful; awkward; clumsy; as, a bungling workman. --Swift.
They make but bungling work. --Dryden.
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- Bungling thieves fail to make off with hive containing 20,000 bees from Warwickshire art gallery
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- Census 200 years late for Napoleon
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- Archbishop admits 'spectacular bungling' of child abuse case
Dec. 11, 2013, 4:23 p.m. The Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane has admitted to "spectacular bungling" and "drastic failure" in dealing with a child sex abuse victim and flagged his willingness to revisit cases where victims' needs have not been met. Read more on this news related to 'Bungling'