fumbling fumbling  /ˈfəm bə lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) showing lack of skill or aptitude

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For the true believers, he isn't fumbling - mistakes were made and he's taking the credit.
  2. The strained courtship of Maggie and Tony is a symphony of fumbling gestures.
  3. Greece's tall, blond King Paul and Greece's common people were fed up with military defeats, with Communist terror, with the fumbling and venality of Greek politicians.

News

  1. Plea Deal in Fatal Oshkosh Hit-and-Run

    Prosecutors say Tina Trepanier was drunk and fumbling with a cell phone when she hit Gina Michelin last September.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WBAY Green Bay

  2. 1978 Mercedes-Benz W123 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

    The power windows are working, but I guess the last owner was fumbling with the electrical system, but I am fixing it. The brakes need to be serviced.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Carsurvey.org

  3. Orlando Police recognize citizens for stepping up to help fight crime

    Retired state highway trooper Sandra Bailey helped an Orlando police officer arrest a violent suspect. While Orlando police Sgt. Kevin Roberson struggled to arrest a violent traffic offender, he heard two pops, looked down between his legs and saw the man's hand fumbling with a revolver.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "The big key with Drew is they wouldn't let him play," Jackson said Saturday. "They called a walk on him that wasn't a walk. He was fumbling the ball around and they were smacking him around. It was just a roughhouse game."
    on Nov 25, 2006 By: Phil Jackson Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "With all of our troubles and miscues and fumbling and bumbling around we're sitting here with a chance to play for a Western Division Championship," Gottfried said, "and potentially an NCAA tournament berth. I don't think we're out of the...
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Mark Gottfried Source: AUtigers.com (subscription)

  3. "After fumbling the early kick, I knew I had to do something to bring us back and turn the game around," Hester said.
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Devin Hester Source: Sports Network

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