blundering


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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.
Translations

blundering

[ˈblʌndərɪŋ]
A. ADJ [person] → torpe, que mete la pata; [words, act] → torpe
B. Ntorpeza f

blundering

adj
person (= making mistakes)schusselig (inf); (socially) → ohne jedes Feingefühl; blundering idiotErztrottel m (inf)
(= clumsy)tollpatschig; readingholp(e)rig
nSchussligkeit f (inf); (socially) → gesellschaftliche Schnitzer pl

blundering

[ˈblʌndərɪŋ] adjimbranato/a
you blundering idiot! → razza d'imbranato!
References in classic literature ?
At last, after blundering about like this for many days, getting their clothes torn and their faces covered with mud, they walked right into the King's back-garden by mistake.
But at last I emerged upon a small open space, and as I did so, a Morlock came blundering towards me, and past me, and went on straight into the fire!
Upon the hill-side were some thirty or forty Morlocks, dazzled by the light and heat, and blundering hither and thither against each other in their bewilderment.
Two or three Morlocks came blundering into me, and I drove them off with blows of my fists, trembling as I did so.
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
Some have felt that these blundering lives are due to the inconvenient indefiniteness with which the Supreme Power has fashioned the natures of women: if there were one level of feminine incompetence as strict as the ability to count three and no more, the social lot of women might be treated with scientific certitude.
But the placing of the cap-sheaf to all this blundering business was reserved for the scientific Frederick Cuvier, brother to the famous Baron.
But now in prison, /in freedom/, he thought over and criticised all his actions again and by no means found them so blundering and so grotesque as they had seemed at the fatal time.
if I'd known what mischief I was doing to that mighty delicate machine of mine, you wouldn't have caught me reading by firelight, or studying with a glare of sunshine on my book," said Mac, peering solemnly at a magnified eye-ball; then, pushing it away, he added indignantly, "Why isn't a fellow taught all about his works, and how to manage 'em, and not left to go blundering into all sorts of worries?
Few of them are able, and so we all go blundering, as you say.
From the blank darkness outside came in, through the aperture that served for a window, all the ever unfamiliar noises of night in the wilderness--the long nameless note of a distant coyote; the stilly pulsing thrill of tireless insects in trees; strange cries of night birds, so different from those of the birds of day; the drone of great blundering beetles, and all that mysterious chorus of small sounds that seem always to have been but half heard when they have suddenly ceased, as if conscious of an indiscretion.
Now her blundering Brexit negotiator turns up at EU exit talks with no prepared papers.