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synonyms for bumbling

  • inept
  • blundering
  • bungling
  • awkward
  • butterfingered
  • clumsy
  • gauche
  • graceless
  • maladroit
  • unpolished
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Many men feel insufficient as parents, with no help from mass media, which sometimes relies too heavily on tropes of either violent, absentee fathers or, inversely, useless, bumbling figures.
DISCOVER THE SCIENCE OF FATHERHOODSEAN CULLIGANJUNE 18, 2021OZY
That bumbling win over the archrival Ravens included a season-ending injury to star linebacker Bud Dupree, which diminishes the Steelers’ dreams of the second undefeated season in NFL history.
PITTSBURGH’S MISSHAPEN SCHEDULE HAS OFFERED WASHINGTON A LUCKY BREAK — AND A CHANCETHOMAS M. BOSWELLDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Of course, Hoover is an extreme example, but other one-term presidents have experienced a similar fate, earning reputations for being hapless and bumbling in the face of serious challenges.
WHAT MAKES A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT?JULIA AZARINOVEMBER 30, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The Wizards’ reboot needs to start with trading both John Wall and Bradley BealTo be clear, Antetokounmpo has good reasons to sign the supermax despite Milwaukee’s bumbling.
THE BUCKS BUNGLED FREE AGENCY. NOW THEY WAIT FOR GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO TO DECIDE.BEN GOLLIVERNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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