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Definition of "blunder" []

  • A usually serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion. (noun)
  • To move clumsily or blindly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a usually serious mistake. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a stupid, usually serious error in; botch. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly. (verb-transitive)
  • A stupid or clumsy mistake (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A foolish tactless remark (noun)
  • To make stupid or clumsy mistakes (verb)
  • To make foolish tactless remarks (verb)
  • To act clumsily; stumble (verb)
  • To mismanage; botch (verb)

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Use "blunder" in a sentence
  • "But Bild am Sonntag later said Roesler had withdrawn the word "blunder" and replaced it with "misunderstanding.""
  • "The Dems thought that he was better than Senator Clinton and hijacked their own primaries to deliver the worst one term blunder to the unsuspecting American spectators ...."
  • "Ric Holden commented to a Board which he felt which Dave was in blunder by not giving Ron Pisk, of Stockman Bank, a prepared bill from a Jun meeting."