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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.]
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|Adj.||1.||bungling - showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"|
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"
|2.||bungling - lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse|
maladroit - not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
adjective incompetent, blundering, awkward, clumsy, inept, botching, cack-handed (informal), maladroit, ham-handed (informal), unskilful, ham-fisted (informal) a bungling burglar
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bungling[ˈbʌŋgəlɪŋ] adj → maladroit(e)
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adj person → unfähig, trottelhaft, dusselig (inf); attempt → stümperhaft; some bungling idiot has … → irgendein Trottel hat … (inf)
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1. adj → imbranato/a
2. n → incompetenza
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