Blunder Definition. The meaning of Blunder

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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. 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.



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.