stumbler


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stum·ble

 (stŭm′bəl)
v. stum·bled, stum·bling, stum·bles
v.intr.
1.
a. To miss one's step in walking or running; trip and almost fall.
b. To proceed unsteadily or falteringly; flounder. See Synonyms at blunder.
c. To act or speak falteringly or clumsily: an inexperienced actor stumbling through his lines.
2. To make a mistake or mistakes; blunder: The administration stumbled badly on foreign policy.
3. To come upon accidentally or unexpectedly: "The urge to wider voyages ... caused men to stumble upon New America" (Kenneth Cragg).
v.tr.
To cause to stumble.
n.
1. The act of stumbling.
2. A mistake or blunder.

[Middle English stumblen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse stumra.]

stum′bler n.
stum′bling·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stumbler - a walker or runner who trips and almost fallsstumbler - a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
2.stumbler - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetencestumbler - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
incompetent, incompetent person - someone who is not competent to take effective action
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