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Synonyms for blunderˈblʌn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo(verb)

    an embarrassing mistake

    bloomer, blunderer, botcher, pratfall, butcher, bungler, blooper, stumbler, fumbler, foul-up, flub, boo-boo, blunder, bumbler, sad sack, bungle, botch, boner

  2. drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goof(verb)

    commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

    "I blundered during the job interview"

    blurt, blurt out, goof, boob, blunder out, ejaculate, trespass, drop the ball, fumble, sin, blunder, transgress

  3. fumble, blunder(verb)

    make one's way clumsily or blindly

    "He fumbled towards the door"

    blurt out, botch, bungle, grope, sin, muck up, blunder out, mishandle, bumble, botch up, goof, blow, blunder, fumble, flub, ball up, bollocks up, bollocks, mess up, louse up, screw up, spoil, muff, boob, blurt, foul up, drop the ball, fluff, ejaculate, bobble, bollix up, bollix, bodge

  4. blurt out, blurt, blunder out, blunder, ejaculate(verb)

    utter impulsively

    "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas"

    ejaculate, goof, blurt out, blunder out, boob, blunder, drop the ball, fumble, sin, blurt


  1. blunder(verb)

    To move blindly or clumsily.

    goof, stumble, faux pas, boo-boo, blooper, fluff, lapse, error, thinko, slip, mistake, gaffe

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blunder(v. n.)

    mistake (grossly), err (from want of care), make a bull

  2. blunder(n.)

    mistake (of the grossest kind), error (from thoughtlessness), gross mistake, bull

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

mistake, gaffe, error, stupidity

Translations for blunder

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • груба грешка, правя груби грешки, пропуск, вървя слепешкатаBulgarian
  • einen Bock schießen, Schnitzer, Patzer, patzenGerman
  • σφάλμα, λάθος, παραδρομή, σφάλλωGreek
  • descache, garrafal, torpeza, metida de pata, tropiezo, error, meter la pata, condoro, deslizSpanish
  • kommellus, kömmähdys, munaus, haksahdus, kFinnish
  • faux pas, gaffe, maladresse, impair, bourdeFrench
  • baklövés, szarvashibaHungarian
  • abbaglio, andare alla cieca, cantonata, strafalcione, sbagliare, muoversi a tentoniItalian
  • へま, ポカJapanese
  • blunderDutch
  • erro, mico, gafe, confusãoPortuguese
  • лопухну́ться, прокол, ляп, лажа́ться, промах, [[двигаться]] [[на]] [[ощупь]], просчёт, [[двигаться]] [[ощупь, ляпсус, ля́пнуть, облажа́тьсяRussian
  • kiksSerbo-Croatian
  • blunder, tabbe, tavlaSwedish
  • hataTurkish
  • pökönVolapük

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