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- adj. incompetent or inept
- n. An act or acts of incompetence or ineptitude.
- v. Present participle of bungle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Unskillful; awkward; clumsy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Prone to bungle; clumsy: as, “this bungling wretch,”
- Characterized by clumsiness; botched.
- Synonyms Ungainly, Uncouth, etc. See awkward.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing lack of skill or aptitude
- adj. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
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To assume simple bureaucratic bungling is simply simple-minded.
She was gambling and I hate to use the word bungling but the case was bungled from the beginning, as we all know.
And once you understand this - that a parallel, privatized state has been built for the elites with public money -- it makes Bush's so-called bungling look a lot more sinister.
Affectionately known as the bungling viscount, since he must be doing something wrong that no woman will ever be seen with him twice, but perhaps you'll be the exception.
Compromise with current morality leads to bungling, which is always despicable, and when practiced by statesmen involves men in ruin.
The slow service and the bungling are the natural results of treating the telephone as though it were a road or a fire department; and any nation that rises to a proper conception of the telephone, that dares to put it into competent hands and to strengthen it with enough capital, can secure as alert and brisk a service as heart can wish.
According to Jane Hamsher, who has the inside scoop on the last-minute politics behind the legislation, the efforts of these lobbyists can only be described as bungling; despite being paid millions to protect the subsidy, they completely failed to see the reconciliation bill barreling down the pipe.
The center performed just 56 transplants in 2005, compared with approximately 168 each in 2004 and 2003, due to what regulators and critics called bungling and lack of proper oversight.
To spoil any suspense for viewers who might have missed the clumsy name bungling, Avnet immediately reduces the list of possible suspects to two, Pacino and De Niro.
Bliss, Ireland, Bridge and Lambert all contributed their own interpretations to a book derided unfairly 50 years later as "bungling" by the composer Ronald Stevenson, whose own work is represented on this disc.