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Bumbling   Listen
adjective
bumbling  adj.  Not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; as, a bumbling mechanic.
Synonyms: bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed.






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"Bumbling" Quotes from Famous Books



... twills like Mrs. Gronauer Junior's. Top-coat—sable. Louis' hair thinning. Tonic. Oh God, let me sleep. Please, God. The wheeze rising in her closed throat. That little threatening desire that must not shape itself! It darted with the hither and thither of a bee bumbling against a garden wall. No. No. Ugh! The vast chills of nervousness. The flaming, the craving chills ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... bumbling and the soft grunts with which his wife expressed the sympathy she was too experienced to feel and much too experienced not to show, their ...
— Babbitt • Sinclair Lewis

... leather, "The Royal Record Book," and remembering Ghip-Ghisizzle longed to possess this book, Button-Bright hastily concealed it inside his blouse. Then he renewed his search for the umbrella, but it was quite in vain. He hunted in every crack and corner, bumbling the treasures here and there in the quest, but at last he became positive that the Magic Umbrella ...
— Sky Island - Being the further exciting adventures of Trot and Cap'n - Bill after their visit to the sea fairies • L. Frank Baum

... and having continually to step across the infected beds, which for want of space were laid closely together along the floor. During the six months which the malady lasted, these heroines of charity seemed to vie with each other in the performance of the most bumbling and revolting offices, the Foundress setting the example of self-abnegation and devotedness. Their sole apprehension all through, was lest the panic-stricken savages might remove their children from the ...
— The Life of the Venerable Mother Mary of the Incarnation • "A Religious of the Ursuline Community"



Words linked to "Bumbling" :   maladroit, left-handed, bungling, ham-fisted



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