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falter

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dither

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to proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner

to move about in an indolent or clumsy manner

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Synonyms for flounder

flesh of any of various American and European flatfish

any of various European and non-European marine flatfish

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walk with great difficulty

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behave awkwardly

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References in classic literature ?
It was bad enough to see the whole boat-load struggling, floundering, sinking in the sea; for selfish eyes (and which of us is all unselfish at such a time?
When the ship rolled to starboard the whole platoon of dancers came charging down to starboard with it, and brought up in mass at the rail; and when it rolled to port they went floundering down to port with the same unanimity of sentiment.
shouted the Bretons to Porthos, who was floundering as in a dream.
Soldiers floundering knee-deep in mud pushed the guns and wagons themselves.
William showed such visible signs of floundering that Katharine collected herself and asked:
Suddenly a chicken came floundering, half flying, half running into the space, pursued by a third woman whose age could hardly be under eighty.
The only chance is that, since the best thing won't always do, floundering may answer for once.
When I had reached these, and walked over the moist, slippery sea-weed (at the risk of floundering into one of the numerous pools of clear, salt water that lay between them), to a little mossy promontory with the sea splashing round it, I looked back again to see who next was stirring.