bungling bungling  /ˈbəŋ ɡə lɪŋ/


  1. (adj) showing lack of skill or aptitude
  2. (adj) lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands


  1. How years of misguided policies and bureaucratic bungling left New Orleans defenseless against Katrina and why it may happen again.
  2. Despite the bungling of the ransom delivery, the police and FBI now had an important clue.
  3. Few now think Reid was a bungling amateur.


  1. Jury Awards $750,000 Against Firm for Botched Asbestos Suit

    A New Brunswick law firm has been hit with a $750,000 jury verdict for bungling a multimillion-dollar asbestos case.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Law.com

  2. California state auditor to examine child welfare offices

    A California legislative committee requested an audit of child welfare agencies Wednesday after two lawmakers accused county officials of bungling recent cases, including one in Sacramento.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee


  1. "You go from Iraq, to Palestine/Israel, from Enron to Wall Street, from Katrina to the bungling of the Bush administration, to the complicity of the Democrats in not stopping him on the war, stopping him on the tax cuts," Nader said on NBC's...
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Ralph Nader Source: Omaha World-Herald (registration)

  2. "This sell-off was poorly thought out and taxpayers will no doubt be stuck with the bill," said Mr. Holland. "Today's last minute cancellation of the sale of two of the buildings is yet more proof of their bungling."
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Mark Holland Source: Liberal.ca (press release)

  3. "The first thing Prime Minister Harper did when he won the election was cancel every climate change program he could find," said McGuinty. "It wasn't until he realized that his bungling of the climate change file was a political liability -...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: David McGuinty Source: Toronto Star

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