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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. showing lack of skill or aptitude;
- Example: "a bungling workman"
- Example: "did a clumsy job"
- Example: "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"
[syn: bungling, clumsy, fumbling, incompetent]

2. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands;
- Example: "a bumbling mechanic"
- Example: "a bungling performance"
- Example: "ham-handed governmental interference"
- Example: "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse
[syn: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bungling \Bun"gling\, a. Unskillful; awkward; clumsy; as, a bungling workman. --Swift. [1913 Webster] They make but bungling work. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bungle \Bun"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bungled; p. pr. & vb. n. Bungling.] [Prob. a diminutive from, akin to bang; cf. Prov. G. bungen to beat, bang, OSw. bunga. See Bang.] To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bungling adj 1: showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf" [syn: bungling, clumsy, fumbling, incompetent] 2: lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse [syn: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "bungling": all thumbs, awkward, bad job, blunderheaded, blunderheadedness, blundering, boggling, boorish, botch, botched, botchery, botching, bumbling, butterfingered, careless, carelessness, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, cumbersome, deficient, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, half-assed, ham-fisted, ham-handed, haphazard, haphazardness, heavy-handed, hit-and-miss, hit-or-miss, hulking, hulky, inelegant, left-hand, left-handed, loose ends, loutish, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, maladroit, messiness, messy, muffing, oafish, ponderous, promiscuous, sad work, slapdash, slipshod, slipshoddiness, slipshoddy, slipshodness, sloppiness, sloppy, slovenliness, slovenly, slovenly performance, slovenry, sluttish, sluttishness, stiff, too many cooks, uncouth, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, untidiness, untidy, unwieldy