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bumbling

Synonyms of bumbling in English:

adjective

  • Sherlock Holmes' bumbling sidekick Watson
    blundering, bungling, amateurish, incompetent, inept, unskilful, inexpert, clumsy, maladroit, gauche, awkward, inefficient, muddled, oafish, clodhopping, stumbling, lumbering, foolish, useless;
    crude, botched
    informal ham-fisted, ham-handed, cack-handed
    [Antonyms] efficient, expert
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