fumbling

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Synonyms for fumbling

showing lack of skill or aptitude

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cowed prurient correct all efforts as the first fumblings of paedophilia.
The embarrassment of adolescent sexual fumblings, drunken parties and the desperate desire to be cool are all recalled in cringing detail.
His nervous fumblings and obvious gawkiness work well as the 15-year-old boy but it stays with him when he tries to play the grown-up Carl.
However, Lee and screenwriter James Schamus carefully build a much grander context of generational shift around the sexual fumblings.
Meanwhile, there are nasty spats and frantic fumblings all over the set.