• (British) IPA: /ˈblʌn.də(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈblʌn.dɚ/

blunder (plural blunders)

  1. A clumsy or embarrassing mistake.
  2. (chess) A very bad move, usually caused by some tactical oversight.
Synonyms Translations Verb

blunder (blunders, present participle blundering; past and past participle blundered)

  1. (intransitive) To make a clumsy or stupid mistake.
    to blunder in preparing a medical prescription
  2. (intransitive) To move blindly or clumsily.
    • I was never distinguished for address, and have often even blundered in making my bow.
    • blunders on, and staggers every pace
  3. (transitive) To cause to make a mistake.
    • To blunder an adversary.
  4. (transitive) To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
    • He blunders and confounds all these together.
Translations Translations
  • German: stolpern, herumtappen
  • Italian: muoversi a tentoni, andare alla cieca
  • Russian: дви́гаться ощупь
  • Spanish: dar tumbos

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