Bungling

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Bungling Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bungling adj
  1. 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]
  2. 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]
Bungling Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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 Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bungling \Bun"gling\, a. Unskillful; awkward; clumsy; as, a bungling workman. --Swift. They make but bungling work. --Dryden.
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