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 ?
So Meg reclined, with rubbers well hidden, and Jo went blundering away to the dining room, which she found after going into a china closet, and opening the door of a room where old Mr.
Our young man of position was like the son of a royal house; the boy who swept out his office or drove his delivery wagon might frolic with the jolly country girls, but he himself must sit all evening in a plush parlour where conversation dragged so perceptibly that the father often came in and made blundering efforts to warm up the atmosphere.
The fireflies, too, which sparkled most vividly in the darkest places, now and then startled him, as one of uncommon brightness would stream across his path; and if, by chance, a huge blockhead of a beetle came winging his blundering flight against him, the poor varlet was ready to give up the ghost, with the idea that he was struck with a witch's token.
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
Jurgis, as a beggar, was simply a blundering amateur in competition with organized and scientific professionalism.
They will give chase, and we will get into the swamp; then, they can't follow us any further till they go up and give the alarm, and turn out the dogs, and so on; and, while they are blundering round, and tumbling over each other, as they always do, you and I will slip along to the creek, that runs back of the house, and wade along in it, till we get opposite the back door.
There sat old Mazey, with his spectacles low on his nose, and his knotty old hands blundering over the rigging of his model ship.
You shall go there one day, and find them blundering through half the nautical terms in Young's Dictionary, apropos of the "Nancy" having run down the "Sarah Jane", or Mr.
Now, I ask you, you blundering booby," said my guardian, very sternly, "once more and for the last time, what the man you have brought here is prepared to swear?
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.
Capitalism, organized for repressive purposes under pretext of governing the nation, would very soon stop the association if it understood our aim, but it thinks that we are engaged in gunpowder plots and conspiracies to assassinate crowned heads; and so, whilst the police are blundering in search of evidence of these, our real work goes on unmolested.
You big, blundering beast of a camel you, you upset our tent.