Synonyms for bungle
- gum up
- screw up
- ball up
- drop the ball
- foul up
- goof up
- louse up
- make a mess of
- mess up
Antonyms for bungle
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUNGLE
In the first place she'll be sorry for you, because you will make such a bungle of it.
Sure, now, didn't he give you my message, or did he bungle it?
He must understand his position, so as not to bungle the thing.
"I made a false step there; but it was just like me to bungle," continued Gaston.
He never hesitated, nor did he hurry and make a bungle of it.
The Pomeranian was too scared, and Bungle and Popocatepetl were too angry.
What a bungle those boatmen are making of the steamer-ropes!
In the course of the following morning she tried to do so, and made a bungle of it.
Chub would be willing enough, but he would only bungle things.
She would not bungle over it like a great, awkward fellow like himself.
1520s, origin obscure. OED suggests imitative; perhaps a mix of boggle and bumble, or more likely from a Scandinavian word akin to Swedish bangla "to work ineffectually," Old Swedish bunga "to strike" (cf. German Bengel "cudgel," also "rude fellow"). Related: Bungled; bungling.