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  • n  someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

  • Like many gardeners, I am rather a bungler.
  • It is Plimpton's triumph that he has restored the word amateurwhich today is so often a synonym for bunglerto its original and true connotation: someone who takes up an .
  • Of Puccini he said (after a performance of Tosca): "Nowadays any bungler orchestrates to perfection"; of Sibelius: "The most hackneyed clichs were served up with .

  • Malcolm Turnbull in The Age
    Well, is it possible that Joel Fitzgibbon will ever tell the whole story? I would say no,Mr Turnbull told reporters. "It seems he only tells you the truth, or part of the truth, when he's been found out. He's been a bungler in terms of the...

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