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Definition 1: lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a bumbling mechanic
  • a bungling performance
  • ham-handed governmental interference
  • could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature

Synonyms for bungling in the sense of this definition

(bungling is similar to ...) not adroit

"a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve" "a maladroit translation" "maladroit propaganda"

Definition 2: showing lack of skill or aptitude - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for bungling in the sense of this definition

(bungling is similar to ...) not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

"unskilled in the art of rhetoric" "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber" "unskilled labor" "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities" "unskilled workmanship"

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