1. bumbling

adjective. ['ˈbʌmbəlɪŋ, ˈbʌmblɪŋ'] lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands.


  • heavy-handed
  • bungling
  • butterfingered
  • ham-handed
  • handless
  • left-handed
  • maladroit


  • submissive
  • skilled
  • clockwise
  • right-handed

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Words that Rhyme with Bumbling

  • stumbling
  • grumbling
  • crumbling
  • tumbling
  • rumbling
  • mumbling
  • humbling
  • fumbling

Example sentences of the word bumbling

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Kittens at five or six weeks are fluffy, passive, bumbling and dependent physically as well as emotionally.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Human errors can be described as bumbling mistakes made during an experiment that can invalidate your data and conclusions.

Quotes containing the word bumbling

1. America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage.
- Felix Dennis