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Adjective: bungling  búng-gu-ling
  1. Showing lack of skill or aptitude
    "a bungling workman";
    - clumsy, fumbling, incompetent
  2. Lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
    "a bungling performance";
    - bumbling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed
Verb: bungle  búng-gul
  1. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    "I bungled the dinner and we had to eat out";
    - botch, bodge [Brit], bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub [N. Amer], screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, fluff, bobble [N. Amer], mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, butcher, cock up [Brit], goof up, balls up
  2. Spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
    "I bungled it!"

See also: maladroit, unskilled

Type of: act, behave, do, fail, go wrong, miscarry

Encyclopedia: Bungle