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fumbling (adj.)

1530s, present-participle adjective from fumble (v.). Related: Fumblingly.

updated on January 24, 2015

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Definitions of fumbling from WordNet

fumbling (adj.)
showing lack of skill or aptitude;
his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf
Synonyms: bungling / clumsy / incompetent
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