bumbling bumbling  /ˈbəm bə lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

Usage(s):

  1. Albert Einstein: Person of the Century: He was the iconic 20th century scientist, the bumbling professor with the German accent, a comic clich in a thousand films.
  2. He was the embodiment of pure intellect, the bumbling professor with the German accent, a comic clich in a thousand films.
  3. When the islands were bought during World War I, one of Seward's successors, bumbling Robert Lansing, tossed in a quitclaim to northern Greenland.

News

  1. Tipsheet: Cards can flex at Triple-A, too

    No, the Memphis Redbirds aren’t better than the bumbling New York Mets — yet. ESPN now rates Taveras as top prospect in all of minor-league baseball.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  2. Actor, Comedian Matt Walsh on Veep and Chicago

    Matt Walsh plays the bumbling, self-loathing, director of communications to the first female U.S. vice president, on HBO’s political comedy “Veep.” He has also starred in ‘The Hangover’, ‘Old School’ and ‘Due Date’. The Darien, Illinois native is also a …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago

  3. Maurice Cheeks has built reputation as calm leader, players' coach

    Poor Natalie Gilbert was looking for an escape during a 2003 NBA playoff game in Portland as the unthinkable happened. The 13-year old forgot the words to the 'Star Spangled Banner,' stumbling, bumbling and on the verge of a sure disaster while then-Trail Blazers Maurice Cheeks quietly hoped she got it together.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit News

Quotes

  1. "One thing we're getting rid of is what I call the 'dorky comedy," Bay told USA Today. "So the twins, the two bumbling, slang-spewing robots? They're basically gone."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Michael Bay Source: Right Juris

  2. "I was tired of reading about these super-detectives and a police force composed of a bunch of bumbling idiots," Waugh told The New York Times in 1990. "I wanted to get away from the neat little corpses with the perfect bullet through the...
    on Dec 27, 2008 By: Hillary Waugh Source: FOXNews

  3. "You take that framework of people feeling locked out, shut out, marginalized and disrespected," Nader said. "You go from Iraq, to Palestine to Israel, from Enron to Wall Street, from Katrina to the bumbling of the Bush administration, to the...
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Ralph Nader Source: Capital News 9

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