- A stupid or careless mistake: she stopped, finally aware of the terrible blunder she had madeMore example sentences
- As a matter of fact this whole rising, if it could be called that, was a succession of blunders, mistakes and errors.
- No doubt, America has had some terrible foreign policy blunders - some real, others embellished or imagined.
- Smith, believing that a goal had been given, blasted the ball into the net only to find out he had made a terrible blunder.
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- 1Make a stupid or careless mistake; act or speak clumsily: he knew he’d blundered (as adjective blundering) one’s first blundering attemptsMore example sentences
- Yet this megalomaniac blundered on, boasting of an episode in his life that had best be referred to only in passing.
- Some of your Democratic colleagues are insisting, at this point, that you blundered on both votes.
- It subsequently changed when it was recognized that the country had blundered on a variety of fronts.
- 1.1 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Move clumsily or as if unable to see: we were blundering around in the darknessMore example sentences
- To Henry, it seems that the whole world is a ‘conspiracy of the young’; a party he has blundered into, only to find that everybody else is already somehow acquainted with one another, and he knows nobody.
- I just blundered into it, but once I began to see how I would be free in the material, I was very happy.
- A myth has grown up that he blundered into his discovery and did not realise the true potential of penicillin, leaving others to exploit it.
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- Although blunderers aren't condemned for their blundering, and criminals aren't arraigned for their crimes, the evidence which might have condemned them is diligently recorded.
- There is a third possibility, which has been under-considered: that they are, quite simply, blunderers.
- Any objective observer must report that the universe, if it is the product of conscious design, is clear proof that the designer is incompetent, a blunderer, an all-thumbs amateur who should not be allowed back into the workshop.
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- Well, why give yourself the necessary time to grieve and recover, when you can blunderingly plead for their return any time you wish, via a few attenuated syllables?
- The actress was particularly good as the neurotic detective sergeant who keeps asking blunderingly inappropriate questions of interviewees, antagonising them seemingly just for the hell of it.
- As Ive blunderingly said for a long time now, Ive known that I plan to spend my life with Elizabeth.
Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to blind.