Blunder

[blˈʌndə], [blˈʌndə], [b_l_ˈʌ_n_d_ə]

Definitions of blunder:

  1.   commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; " I blundered during the job interview"
  2.   make one's way clumsily or blindly; " He fumbled towards the door"
  3.   A gross mistake.
  4.   A gross mistake; a stupid error.
  5.   Blunderer.
  6.   To mistake grossly; to err stupidly; to flounder about.
  7.   To make a gross mistake.
  8.   To cause to blunder.
  9.   To make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing or preparing a medical prescription.
  10.   To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
  11.   To make a gross mistake, to flounder about.
  12.   Blunderingly.
  13.   Confusion; disturbance.
  14.   Blundering.
  15.   an embarrassing mistake
  16.   utter impulsively; " He blurted out the secret"; " He blundered his stupid ideas"
  17.   To move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and stumble.
  18.   a stupid mistake
  19.   To mistake grossly; to err stupidly; to act without reflection.
  20.   commit a faux pas or fault
  21.   A gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness, stupidity, or culpable ignorance.
  22.   To err egregiously; act stupidly.
  23.   To make a bad mistake from stupidity, etc.; to act clumsily.

Antonyms for blunder:

exactitude, precision, perfection, strictness, infallibility, accuracy, preciseness, correctness, exactness, inerrancy.


Quotes for blunder:

  1. An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person. – Joseph Addison
  2. There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder – Alfred Austin
  3. Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew. – Ibrahim Babangida
  4. We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure. – William Ellery Channing
  5. Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. – Benjamin Disraeli
  6. Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret. – Benjamin Disraeli
  7. To be matter -of -fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy- and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful. – Robert A. Heinlein
  8. It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over. – Jerome K. Jerome
  9. In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk- they are all part of the curriculum. – Michel de Montaigne
  10. When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser. – Marianne Moore
  11. Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life. – Carl Sandburg
  12. A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time. – Carolyn Wells
  13. Hardly a name in profane history is more august than his. Hardly another character in the world's record has made so little of its opportunities. His discovery was a blunder his blunder was a new world; the New World is his monument. – Justin Winsor

Usage examples for blunder:

  1. The real blunder is this. ” – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  2. “ I believe he was sorry for his indiscretion; I have reason to suppose that it was a blunder he will not readily repeat. ” – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  3. “ I will go myself and make an apology for my blunder – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. “ Aristide replied that she did not understand such matters; that she was the one who had committed a great blunder in placing her husband at the service of the marquis. ” – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  5. In all, he had made only one serious blunder – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  6. And the old man liked a sly thrust at any of us who had made a blunder – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  7. It seems to be my fate to blunder where you are concerned. ” – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  8. “ " After my work was done, I looked it over carefully, to see that I had left nothing undone and had made no blunder in what I had accomplished. ” – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  9. At this place we made a fatal blunder – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  10. “ A certain Englishman gave great offence in an Arab tent by striding across the food placed for the company on the ground: would any Celt, Irish or Welsh, have been guilty of such a blunder – What's Mine's Mine V1 by George MacDonald
  11. It would be absurd to hold that the distinction is a mere blunder and has no foundation in our experience. ” – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  12. But usin' the word " wonders," I does once blunder upon a mir'cle which still waits to be explained. ” – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  13. Oh, I humbly beg your majesty's pardon for having made so lamentable a blunder I-" " Well, never mind," interrupted the emperor; " there is no harm done. ” – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  14. They seized upon each blunder she made, and held it up, shrinking and bare, under the light of their laughter- loving eyes. ” – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  15. “ I may regret a blunder and yet have no hint that there is any unified and supreme ideal of life. ” – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  16. She is too sensible to blunder in this matter. ” – Pamela Giraud by Honore de Balzac
  17. And it's Nature's supreme blunder – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  18. The likeness was less striking now when he looked at his niece's full face; but it was there, quite unmistakable; a sufficient excuse for the blunder he had made. ” – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  19. But it is now recalled that she never made the same blunder twice. ” – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  20. “ " Indeed he will, if able to walk across the road into the chapel, and will forget no word of the service, and make no blunder in the ceremony. ” – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope

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