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blun·der

(blŭn′dər)n.

A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.

v. blun·dered, blun·der·ing, blun·ders v.intr.1. To make a mistake.

2. To move clumsily or haltingly.

v.tr.1. To make a mistake in; botch: would-be thieves blundering a break-in.

2. To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.

[From Middle English blunderen, to go blindly, perhaps from Old Swedish blundra, have one’s eyes closed, from Old Norse blunda.]blun′der·er n.blun′der·ing·ly adv.Synonyms: blunder, bumble1, flounder1, lumber2, lurch1, stagger, stumble, totter These verbs mean to move awkwardly or unsteadily: blundered about the dark room; bumbled in the door and knocked over a chair; floundered up the muddy path; an elephant lumbering along a trail; twisted her ankle and lurched home; staggered under the heavy weight; stumbled down the hall in a stupor; tottered across the finish line in exhaustion.American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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ˈblandə verb1. to stumble (about or into something). He blundered into the door.2. to make a (bad) mistake. He really blundered when he insulted the boss’s wife. noun a (bad) mistake. Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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