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floundering

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  • verbstruggle; be in the dark
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Synonyms for floundering

verb struggle; be in the dark
  • flop
  • stumble
  • wallow
  • blunder
  • bobble
  • flummox
  • fumble
  • grope
  • labor
  • lurch
  • muddle
  • plunge
  • pratfall
  • snafu
  • strive
  • thrash
  • toil
  • toss
  • travail
  • tumble
  • cast about
  • come apart at the seams
  • drop the ball
  • fall down
  • foul up
  • go at backwards
  • go to pieces
  • make a mess of
  • miss one's cue
  • screw up
  • slip up
  • stub one's toe
  • trip up
  • work at

Antonyms for floundering

  • idle
  • laze
  • do well
  • succeed
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to floundering

awkward

adjective. clumsy, inelegant

doddering

adjective. aged, feeble

incompetent

adjective. unskillful, unable

klutzy

adjective. awkward

lashing

adjective. thrashing

maladroit

adjective. awkward, clumsy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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