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1. blunder

noun. ['ˈblʌndɝ'] an embarrassing mistake.

Synonyms

  • slip
  • bloomer
  • gaucherie
  • trip-up
  • fumble
  • trip
  • stumble
  • spectacle
  • bull
  • boo-boo
  • howler
  • blooper
  • snafu
  • fault
  • error
  • foul-up
  • muff
  • misstep
  • boner
  • fuckup
  • faux pas
  • flub
  • gaffe
  • botch
  • bobble
  • solecism
  • fluff
  • bungle
  • pratfall
  • clanger

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • overgarment
  • better
  • remember

Etymology

  • blunda (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Blunder

  • misunder
  • plunder
  • klunder
  • grunder
  • asunder
  • wunder
  • wonder
  • thunder
  • sunder
  • gunder
  • funder
  • dundore

How do you pronounce blunder?

Pronounce blunder as ˈbləndər.

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Example sentences of the word blunder


1. Noun, singular or mass
Small mistakes along the edges can be covered with trim, but a major blunder can be costly.

2. Verb, base form
Don't blunder into your first mod half-shod.

Quotes containing the word blunder


1. The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.
- Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell, The

2. Much later, when I discussed the problem with Einstein, he remarked that the introduction of the cosmological term was the biggest blunder he ever made in his life. But this 'blunder,' rejected by Einstein, is still sometimes used by cosmologists even today, and the cosmological constant denoted by the Greek letter Λ rears its ugly head again and again and again.
- George Gamow

2. blunder

verb. ['ˈblʌndɝ'] commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake.

Synonyms

  • boob
  • infract
  • transgress
  • go against
  • breach
  • drop the ball
  • goof
  • violate
  • break
  • offend

Antonyms

  • merit
  • worthlessness
  • irresponsibility
  • irresponsibleness

Etymology

  • blunda (Old Norse)

3. blunder

verb. ['ˈblʌndɝ'] utter impulsively.

Synonyms

  • blurt out
  • utter
  • verbalize
  • blunder out
  • speak
  • blurt
  • talk
  • verbalise
  • ejaculate

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • urbanity
  • succeed
  • ride

Etymology

  • blunda (Old Norse)

4. blunder

verb. ['ˈblʌndɝ'] make one's way clumsily or blindly.

Synonyms

  • go through
  • fumble
  • go across

Antonyms

  • bear
  • organized
  • perfection
  • absolve

Etymology

  • blunda (Old Norse)
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