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Meaning of BLUNDER

Pronunciation:  'blundur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an embarrassing mistake
  2. [v]  make an error
  3. [v]  commit a faux pas or fault

BLUNDER is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bloomer, blooper, boner, boob, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, goof, sin, slip up, stumble, trip up
 See Also: breach, break, bull, clanger, err, error, fault, faux pas, fluff, fumble, gaffe, gaucherie, go against, howler, infract, misstep, mistake, mistake, muff, offend, slip, slip, snafu, solecism, spectacle, stumble, transgress, trip, violate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blun"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blundered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Blundering}.] [OE. blunderen, blondren, to stir,
    confuse, blunder; perh. allied to blend to mix, to confound
    by mixture.]
    1. To make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in
       writing or preparing a medical prescription. --Swift.
    2. To move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and
             I was never distinguished for address, and have
             often even blundered in making my bow. --Goldsmith.
             Yet knows not how to find the uncertain place, And
             blunders on, and staggers every pace. --Dryden.
    {To blunder on}.
       (a) To continue blundering.
       (b) To find or reach as if by an accident involving more
           or less stupidity, -- applied to something desirable;
           as, to blunder on a useful discovery.
  2. \Blun"der\, v. t.
    1. To cause to blunder. [Obs.] ``To blunder an adversary.''
    2. To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
             He blunders and confounds all these together.
  3. \Blun"der\, n.
    1. Confusion; disturbance. [Obs.]
    2. A gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness,
       stupidity, or culpable ignorance.
    Syn: {Blunder}, {Error}, {Mistake}, {Bull}.
    Usage: An error is a departure or deviation from that which
           is right or correct; as, an error of the press; an
           error of judgment. A mistake is the interchange or
           taking of one thing for another, through haste,
           inadvertence, etc.; as, a careless mistake. A blunder
           is a mistake or error of a gross kind. It supposes a
           person to flounder on in his course, from
           carelessness, ignorance, or stupidity. A bull is a
           verbal blunder containing a laughable incongruity of
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