blunder

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Synonyms for blunder

make a mistake

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  • be correct
  • get it right
  • be exact

stumble

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Synonyms for blunder

to move awkwardly or clumsily

to proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner

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References in classic literature ?
Emil blundered about, but succeeded somehow in serving everyone quickly and with order.
I admit I was afraid that that was the case, yesterday," blundered the prince (he was rather confused), "but today I am quite convinced that "
He had, in fact, crossed the designs of no less a power than the German Empire, he had blundered into the hot focus of Welt-Politik, he was drifting helplessly towards the great Imperial secret, the immense aeronautic park that had been established at a headlong pace in Franconia to develop silently, swiftly, and on an immense scale the great discoveries of Hunstedt and Stossel, and so to give Germany before all other nations a fleet of airships, the air power and the Empire of the world.
While in the Rostovs' ballroom the sixth anglaise was being danced, to a tune in which the weary musicians blundered, and while tired footmen and cooks were getting the supper, Count Bezukhov had a sixth stroke.
Soon after breakfast Miss Matilda, having galloped and blundered through a few unprofitable lessons, and vengeably thumped the piano for an hour, in a terrible humour with both me and it, because her mamma would not give her a holiday, had betaken herself to her favourite places of resort, the yards, the stables, and the dog-kennels; and Miss Murray was gone forth to enjoy a quiet ramble with a new fashionable novel for her companion, leaving me in the schoolroom hard at work upon a water-colour drawing which I had promised to do for her, and which she insisted upon my finishing that day.
He blundered on through the darkness as though he were traversing an open plain under the brilliance of a noonday sun, and suddenly there happened that which had to happen under the circumstances of his rash advance.
Here Buto, the rhinoceros, blundered blindly in his solitary majesty, while by night the great cats paced silently upon their padded feet beneath the dense canopy of overreaching trees toward the broad plain beyond, where they found their best hunting.
Norman of Torn wondered if she were angry with him and then, being new at love, he blundered.
His little wife, insensible to all appearance, was slung over his great shoulder, and he blundered and thundered up the stair, scrambling and tripping, but carrying himself and her through sheer will-force through that mephitic atmosphere to the haven of temporary safety.
A hundred times hitherto hath spirit as well as virtue flown away and blundered.
SO Mr Blair admits that he may have blundered by revealing too soon that he planned to quit office.
Prime Minister Tony Blair said the MoD had blundered, after facing tough questions in the House of Commons.
Sometimes the fish merely blundered into each other.
Back home, Western Isles Council in Stornoway blundered when they invested cash in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International after being advised not to.