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Definition 1: an embarrassing mistake - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for blunder in the sense of this definition

(blunder is a kind of ...) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

(... is a kind of blunder ) a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate

"he dropped a clanger"

(... is a kind of blunder ) a glaring blunder

(... is a kind of blunder ) a socially awkward or tactless act

(... is a kind of blunder ) a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)

(... is a kind of blunder ) (sports) dropping the ball

(... is a kind of blunder ) a serious and ludicrous blunder

"he made a bad bull of the assignment"

(... is a kind of blunder ) a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself

(... is a kind of blunder ) an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up

(... is a kind of blunder ) the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball

"the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"

(... is a kind of blunder ) an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

"he recited the whole poem without a single trip" "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later" "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

Definition 2: utter impulsively - [verb of communication]

Samples where blunder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He blurted out the secret
  • He blundered his stupid ideas

Synonyms for blunder in the sense of this definition

(blunder is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 3: make one's way clumsily or blindly - [verb of motion]

Samples where blunder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He fumbled towards the door

Synonyms for blunder in the sense of this definition

(blunder is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

Samples where blunder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I blundered during the job interview

Synonyms for blunder in the sense of this definition

(blunder is a kind of ...) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

"offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law" "break a promise"

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