Blunder

Definition of Blunder

Blun´der
v. i.1.To make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing or preparing a medical prescription.
[imp. & p. p. Blundered ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Blundering.]
2.To move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and stumble.
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.
v. t.1.To cause to blunder.
2.To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
He blunders and confounds all these together.
- Stillingfleet.
n.1.Confusion; disturbance.
2.A gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness, stupidity, or culpable ignorance.

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