Adjective "blundering" definition and examples

(Blundering may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈblʌndə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A stupid or careless mistake.
  1. 'Look for mistakes, both obvious blunders as well as more subtle slips, errors that may subsequently emerge as campaign controversies.'
  2. 'Even the later case in which the wife of a victim wasn't quarantined isn't a terrible blunder.'
  3. 'History books tell us that wars are messy, chaotic and even nations fighting just causes make horrid moral mistakes and battlefield blunders.'
  4. 'At the start of the new millennium, the corporate world witnessed major fiascos and ethical blunders.'
  5. 'As a matter of fact this whole rising, if it could be called that, was a succession of blunders, mistakes and errors.'
  6. 'The transcript is worth reading, if only because it confirms that the attack was a tragic blunder rather than an intentional act.'
  7. 'In other words, forgiveness is for real sin, not for foibles, mistakes, excusable blunders, and things we can't help.'
  8. 'The error is the latest blunder to hit postal votes this week, fuelling fears of a number of post-electoral challenges because of doubts over the efficacy of the voting system.'
  9. 'Health chiefs, who described the blunder as an ‘oversight’, have been ordered by a sheriff to explain how up to 250 tissue slides were exchanged.'
  10. 'They suffered from, I think, a kind of outcome bias, because there was a terrible loss of 7 astronauts, somehow there must have been a terrible blunder to have set them off.'

verb

Make a stupid or careless mistake; act or speak clumsily.
  1. 'one's first blundering attempts'
  2. 'And it was ear-plugs that enabled me to win my game against the Russian Grandmaster when I failed to hear his draw offer and he blundered on his next move.'
  3. '‘What a book a Devil's Chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low and horridly cruel works of nature,’ Darwin wrote to a friend in 1856.'
  4. 'Some of your Democratic colleagues are insisting, at this point, that you blundered on both votes.'
  5. 'I even sent some signed sheets of paper to England hoping that he blundered his moves by falsely handing my units over to him, it helped but he was not to be the danger.'
  6. 'She opened her mouth to say something but I blundered on, ‘I never thought I'd be able to be so happy.’'
  7. 'Yet this megalomaniac blundered on, boasting of an episode in his life that had best be referred to only in passing.'
  8. 'Meanwhile Randy blundered on about her un-professionalism and unreliability, finally she simply burst.'
  9. 'Of course, he has blundered on a couple of occasions this season and, at times, they have been costly.'
  10. 'Wiping his sweaty palm on his jeans, he thought about the many times he had blundered in his attempts to ask girls out.'
  11. '‘I meant what I said that day, Gareth,’ I blundered on, openly crying, something I never did.'
  12. 'We just blundered into this - I don't want to give you any impression at all that I or anyone else knows what we are doing.'
  13. 'Consequently, they tragically blundered into a piece of terrain still held by the enemy.'
  14. 'One night, thinking to take a shortcut, we blundered into a red-light area.'
  15. 'If a mosquito blunders into one, it sizzles and makes a sparkle of flame; if you touch the wires yourself by mistake, you get a shock.'
  16. 'She blundered into the path of the bus, then hurriedly dragged her little animals quickly back onto the pavement out of harm's way.'
  17. 'I just blundered into it, but once I began to see how I would be free in the material, I was very happy.'
  18. 'A stooped, blind old man blunders into the room and says: ‘Help, help me, they say I have no appointment today.’'
  19. 'There are also complicated reasons why societies blunder into these mistakes.'
  20. 'A crude trawl of press coverage in November last year revealed a different story of doctors reportedly bungling, blundering, or groping their way through headlines for almost every day of the month.'
  21. 'They did a bit of this and a bit of that, acquired a superb fund of tropical tales to tell, and eventually blundered into the real - estate business.'

More definitions

1. a gross, stupid, or careless mistake: That's your second blunder this morning. verb (used without object)

2. to move or act blindly, stupidly, or without direction or steady guidance: Without my glasses I blundered into the wrong room.

3. to make a gross or stupid mistake, especially through carelessness or mental confusion: Just pray that he doesn't blunder again and get the names wrong. verb (used with object)

4. to bungle; botch: Several of the accounts were blundered by th

More examples(as adjective)

"ways can be blundering."

"missions can be blundering."

"adherences can be blundering."

Origin

(blunder)Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to blind.