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Synonyms for fumbling
fum·bling

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. bungling, clumsy, fumbling, incompetentadjective

    showing lack of skill or aptitude

    "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"

    Synonyms:
    butterfingered, handless, ill-chosen, clumsy, heavy-handed, unqualified, awkward, cumbersome, ungainly, bunglesome, unequal to(p), unskilled, bumbling, ham-handed, incompetent, unwieldy, ham-fisted, clunky, inapt, inept, bungling, incapable, gawky, left-handed

    Antonyms:
    skilled

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#58332clunky
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#121797ungainly
#197054gawky
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How to use fumbling in a sentence?

  1. Emily McDowell:

    The absolute worst thing you can do is nothing, that is so much worse than reaching out and fumbling or saying,' I don't know what to say, but I care and I want to be here for you.'.

  2. Jilea Hemmings:

    No one likes waiting in line, fumbling for their payment.

  3. John W. Gardner:

    We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.

  4. Rivka Gerwitz Little:

    When you take something like a transit card and you enable it with mobile, it makes it so much easier. We will stop the fumbling with Metrocards that we see every day.

  5. Amanda Graham:

    Young people are fumbling in the dark with what seems logical, but there is no safe level of cigarette smoking.


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