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Synonyms for screwup

a clumsy person

a ruinous state of disorder

Words related to screwup

the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation

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This isn't a multi-hundred million dollar bungle like the computer payroll system screwup from a year ago.
The "My Bad" syndrome, the act of being gutsy enough to accept responsibility for doing what one has unarguably done, is a cunning though ultimately cowardly way of deflecting attention away from the fact that no one else could possibly be held responsible for the screwup.
His lengthy denial can only be described as a massive screwup on the part of his advisers.
OCTOBER 17] Relive Dubya's early screwup days, courtesy of Oliver Stone.
The amazing punchline, which can't be better encapsulated than in Wired's headline, "One Giant Screwup for Mankind," is that NASA can't locate that original footage.
Yet no government screwup is so colossal that it can't be used to justify yet more government.
He enters the Army as Epp, a name he chose for job-application purposes, but soon requests to change it back, a move that only confuses the Army and adds to his general impression as a screwup.
The emotional charge of the Doctor's righteous shame and fury at his screwup son was better suited to Medea's response to Jason's want of gratitude, Orestes' to Clytemnestra's murderous treachery.
But Olympic personnel had every opportunity to catch the screwup prior to the pipeline rupture and the spilling of gasoline, which correctly functioning relief values would have minimized.
One screwup and handstands for the rest of the year failed to redeem you.
I suppose it was because Lamping was the focus of the discussion that I managed to make such a significant screwup.
But the smallest screwup, and it hangs over your head for the rest of your career.
A screwup with our airline tickets kept Judy and me from sitting with each other, but I figured that was a sign that I should work on the speech I promised Paul.
Naske and Herman Slotnick, the road melted with the spring thaw of 1969, eroding the underlying permafrost and causing the biggest screwup in the history of mankind in the Arctic.