Fumblingly \Fum"bling*ly\, adv. In the manner of one who fumbles. [1913 Webster]

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  • fumblingly — adverb see fumble I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fumblingly — adverb In a fumbling manner …   Wiktionary

  • fumblingly — adv. with clumsy groping movements; awkwardly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fumblingly — fum·bling·ly …   English syllables

  • fumblingly — adverb see fumbling * * * fumˈblingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑fumble …   Useful english dictionary

  • fumble — I. verb (fumbled; fumbling) Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish fumla to fumble Date: 1534 intransitive verb 1. a. to grope for or handle something clumsily or aimlessly b. to make awkward attempts to do or find something… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fumble — fumbler, n. fumblingly, adv. fumblingness, n. /fum beuhl/, v., fumbled, fumbling, n. v.i. 1. to feel or grope about clumsily: She fumbled in her purse for the keys. 2. Sports. to fumble the ball. v.t. 3. to make, handle, etc., clumsily or… …   Universalium

  • awkwardly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clumsily, bunglingly, unskillfully, unadroitly, ineptly, maladroitly, undexterously, fumblingly, lumberingly, ponderously, gawkily, gauchely, uncouthly, gracelessly, inelegantly, incompetently, amateurishly, ungracefully …   English dictionary for students

  • gropingly — grop·ing·ly || grəʊpɪŋlɪ adv. searchingly, fumblingly, in a groping manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fumble — verb 1》 use the hands clumsily while doing or handling something.     ↘(fumble about/around) move about clumsily using the hands to find one s way.     ↘(in ball games) fail to catch or field (the ball) cleanly. 2》 express oneself or deal with… …   English new terms dictionary

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