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v. bun·gled, bun·gling, bun·gles
To carry out badly or ruin through ineptitude; botch. See Synonyms at botch.
To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
A clumsy or inept performance; a botch: made a bungle of the case due to inexperience.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

bun′gler n.
bun′gling·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bungled - spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness; "a bungled job"
unskilled - not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship"


[ˈbʌŋgld] ADJ a bungled jobuna chapuza
a bungled operationuna operación mal ejecutada


[ˈbʌŋgld] adj it is a bungled jobè un lavoro raffazzonato
References in classic literature ?
Greek] The authoress has bungled by borrowing these words verbatim from the "Iliad", without prefixing the necessary "do not," which I have supplied.
Sometimes he was not displeased with his drawings, but they always bungled them in the execution.
George did his part all right, but it was new work to Harris, and he bungled it.
It lay in the usual place-- the Carrier's dreadnought pocket--with the little pouch, her own work, from which she was used to fill it, but her hand shook so, that she entangled it (and yet her hand was small enough to have come out easily, I am sure), and bungled terribly.
The fool may have bungled it," Lady Carey said thoughtfully.
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Collins Stewart banking analyst Alex Potter said: "Management have bungled here.
The change to the dentists' contract was bungled by Westminster.
A FAMILY who protested about their elderly mum's bungled hospital care are to get an apology.
Lee Hamilton is a very conscientious man, and many conscientious Americans--even those who think that the war was wrong or that we have totally bungled the occupation--believe we must stay in Iraq until there is a right time to leave.
Everyone ought to cry after they see Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, the powerful HBO documentary about the federally bungled disaster in the Gulf states in August and September 2005.