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BLUNDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blunder mean? 

BLUNDER (noun)
  The noun BLUNDER has 1 sense:

1. an embarrassing mistake

  Familiarity information: BLUNDER used as a noun is very rare.


BLUNDER (verb)
  The verb BLUNDER has 3 senses:

1. commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
2. make one's way clumsily or blindly
3. utter impulsively

  Familiarity information: BLUNDER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLUNDER (noun)


Sense 1blunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An embarrassing mistake

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

flub; blooper; blunder; boner; boo-boo; botch; bungle; foul-up; pratfall; fuckup; bloomer

Hypernyms ("blunder" is a kind of...):

error; fault; mistake (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blunder"):

bobble (the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball)

clanger (a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate)

howler (a glaring blunder)

faux pas; gaffe; gaucherie; slip; solecism (a socially awkward or tactless act)

fluff (a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines))

fumble; muff ((sports) dropping the ball)

bull (a serious and ludicrous blunder)

spectacle (a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase 'make a spectacle of' yourself)

snafu (an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up)

misstep; stumble; trip; trip-up (an unintentional but embarrassing blunder)


BLUNDER (verb)


Sense 1blunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

blunder; boob; goof; sin

Context example:

I blundered during the job interview

Hypernyms (to "blunder" is one way to...):

breach; break; go against; infract; offend; transgress; violate (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2blunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make one's way clumsily or blindly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

blunder; fumble

Context example:

He fumbled towards the door

Hypernyms (to "blunder" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3blunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter impulsively

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

ejaculate; blunder out; blurt; blurt out; blunder

Context examples:

He blurted out the secret / He blundered his stupid ideas

Hypernyms (to "blunder" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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