blunder

  • 1 Blunder — Blun der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blundered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blundering}.] [OE. blunderen, blondren, to stir, confuse, blunder; perh. allied to blend to mix, to confound by mixture.] 1. To make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Blunder — Blun der, n. 1. Confusion; disturbance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness, stupidity, or culpable ignorance. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Blunder}, {Error}, {Mistake}, {Bull}. Usage: An error is a departure or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Blunder — Blun der, v. t. 1. To cause to blunder. [Obs.] To blunder an adversary. Ditton. [1913 Webster] 2. To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse. [1913 Webster] He blunders and confounds all these together. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 blunder — vb lurch, flounder, *stumble, trip, lumber, galumph, lollop, bumble Analogous words: stagger, *reel, totter: *wallow, welter blunder n mistake, *error, bull, howler, boner, slip, lapse, faux pas Analogous words: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 blunder — [n] mistake blooper*, boner*, booboo*, bungle, dumb move*, dumb thing to do*, error, fault, faux pas, flub*, flub up*, fluff*, gaffe, goof*, howler*, impropriety, inaccuracy, indiscretion, lapse, muff*, oversight, slip, slip up, solecism, trip*;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 blunder — ► NOUN ▪ a stupid or careless mistake. ► VERB 1) make a blunder. 2) move clumsily or as if unable to see. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Blunder — (engl., spr. blönn ), Irrtum, Versehen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Blunder — (engl., Blönder), Fehler, Mißgriff, Sprachfehler …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 blunder — index abortion (fiasco), disaster, err, fault (mistake), indiscretion, maladministration, misapprehend …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 blunder — • blunder, dumhet, misstag, fel, felsteg …

    Svensk synonymlexikon

  • 11 blunder — [blun′dər] vi. [ME blunderen, freq. < ON blunda, to shut the eyes, akin to Swed dial. blundra, to do blindly < IE base * bhlendh : see BLEND] 1. to move clumsily or carelessly; flounder; stumble 2. to make a foolish or stupid mistake vt. 1 …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 blunder on — ˌblunder ˈon f10 derived to continue doing sth in a careless or stupid way • I wasn t sure he understood what I was saying, but I blundered on with my explanation. Main entry: ↑blunderderived …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 Blunder — A blunder is a particularly bad mistake. Specific instances include: * List of incidents famously considered great blunders * Blunder (chess) * Hopetoun Blunder, an event in Australian history * Brand blunder, in marketing * Draft blunder, in… …

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  • 14 blunder — I n. 1) to commit, make a blunder 2) a costly, egregious, fatal, glaring, grave, serious, stupid, terrible blunder 3) a blunder to + inf. (it was a blunder to invite them) II v. (d; intr.) to blunder on, upon ( to happen on ) * * * [ blʌndə]… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 blunder — blun|der1 [ˈblʌndə US ər] n a careless or stupid mistake ▪ A last minute blunder cost them the match. blunder 2 blunder2 v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I always + adverb/preposition] to move in an unsteady …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 blunder — I UK [ˈblʌndə(r)] / US [ˈblʌndər] noun [countable] Word forms blunder : singular blunder plural blunders a careless or embarrassing mistake Officials were accused of making a huge administrative blunder. II UK [ˈblʌndə(r)] / US [ˈblʌndər] verb… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 blunder — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, act of folly, bad job, be all thumbs, bevue, blooper, blow, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, bobble, boggle, bollix, bonehead play, boner, boo boo, botch, bull, bumble, bungle, butcher,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 blunder — [[t]blʌ̱ndə(r)[/t]] blunders, blundering, blundered 1) N COUNT A blunder is a stupid or careless mistake. I think he made a tactical blunder by announcing it so far ahead of time. Syn: gaffe 2) VERB If you blunder, you make a stupid or careless… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 blunder — {{11}}blunder (n.) mid 14c., apparently from BLUNDER (Cf. blunder) (v.), though of about the same age. {{12}}blunder (v.) mid 14c., to stumble about blindly, from a Scandinavian source akin to O.N. blundra shut one s eyes, from PIE root *bhlendh… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 blunder — blunderer, n. blunderingly, adv. /blun deuhr/, n. 1. a gross, stupid, or careless mistake: That s your second blunder this morning. v.i. 2. to move or act blindly, stupidly, or without direction or steady guidance: Without my glasses I blundered… …

    Universalium


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