bungled


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bun·gle

 (bŭng′gəl)
v. bun·gled, bun·gling, bun·gles
v.tr.
To carry out badly or ruin through ineptitude; botch. See Synonyms at botch.
v.intr.
To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
n.
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"
Translations

bungled

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

bungled

[ˈbʌŋgld] adj it is a bungled jobè un lavoro raffazzonato
References in classic literature ?
The fool may have bungled it," Lady Carey said thoughtfully.
But it then emerged detectives had secretly been ordered to seize phone data from suspected whistleblowers who had allegedly given information about the bungled original case to the Sunday Mail.
They sell their unique wares at three shows a year in Austin, Telluride, their Bungled Jungle gallery in downtown Salida and an Arizona renaissance festival in Apache Junction.
Bungled quote: Iran has complained bitterly about "the Israeli media" distorting the words of Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif (photo) and reporting that he said Iran might recognize Israel after a peace agreement is signed with the Palestinians.
But despite the chaos, Mr Duncan Smith yesterday bizarrely compared his bungled welfare reforms to William Wilberforce's struggle to end slavery.
Following the bungled raid, Benjamin Chambers was jailed for six years yesterday after being convicted of attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit robbery.
MARINE Christopher Farrell has had his chips after becoming the latest contestant to be dropped from TV's The Apprentice - following a bungled crisp sales task.
Summary: Four men who murdered a couple in a bungled honour killing attempt have been sentenced to life in prison.
Summary: A 22-year-old Taiwanese man who stabbed a nurse during a bungled robbery last week has been arrested after returning to the crime scene to profess his love for her, police said Monday.
Collins Stewart banking analyst Alex Potter said: "Management have bungled here.
The change to the dentists' contract was bungled by Westminster.