bungling :

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buhng guh ling

  • v  make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • v  spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
  • s  showing lack of skill or aptitude
    a bungling workman
  • s  lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
    a bungling performance

  • The Finance Committee of the French Senate last week issued a shocking, 100-page report on bungling in the nationalized French aircraft industry.
  • How years of misguided policies and bureaucratic bungling left New Orleans defenseless against Katrina and why it may happen again.
  • Despite the bungling of the ransom delivery, the police and FBI now had an important clue.
News & Articles


  • Ralph Nader in Omaha World-Herald (registration)
    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...
  • Mark Holland in Liberal.ca (press release)
    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."
  • David McGuinty in Toronto Star
    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 -...

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