bungled bungled  /ˈbəŋ ɡəld/


  • (adj) spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness


  1. She bungled the administration's biggest domestic project - health care - after wresting it from Gore's portfolio.
  2. But they've bungled this case.
  3. No deaths resulted because the raids were either bungled, thwarted by the resistance of the householders, or ill-planned.


  1. Aaron Dobson faces challenge of breaking through at wide receiver

    Second-round pick Aaron Dobson had some flashy catches during the Patriots' three organized team activities that were open to the media in recent weeks, but he also bungled a pass in each session. Today, the rookie wide receiver was held out of the opening practice of minicamp due to an unspecified injury, though the fact that he worked out with the training staff indicated it wasn't serious.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Many dollars, little sense: Projects that seemed like good ideas at the time ...

    Bill Shea - Whether the Wayne County Consolidated Jail project ends up being a textbook-definition 'boondoggle' remains to be seen, but Michigan has a rich history of bungled projects.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Crain's Detroit Business

  3. Controversy at Rutgers needs more scrutiny

    In another bungled attempt at damage control by Rutgers University, it apparently was decided that the best way to try to close the book on the debacle surrounding the hiring of Julie Hermann as athletic director was to have the university’s new general counsel, John Farmer Jr., write an op-ed in The Star-Ledger informing readers that the controversy was over.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Daily Journal


  1. "This was absolutely a matter that was bungled at the highest levels of the Vatican," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "If they Googled the name 'Bishop Williamson,' they'd find out he was a...
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Marvin Hier Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Senator Evans said a full judicial inquiry would now investigate how the "bungled situation occurred in the first place".
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Chris Evans Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I had no feeling in the first run. I quite simply bungled it," Schild said.
    on Mar 18, 2007 By: Marlies Schild Source: Forbes

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