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  • as inawkward
  • as indoddering
  • as inincompetent
  • as inklutzy
  • as inlashing
  • as inmaladroit
  • as inpurposeless

synonyms for floundering

  • amateurish
  • rude
  • stiff
  • all thumbs
  • artless
  • blundering
  • bulky
  • bumbling
  • bungling
  • butterfingers
  • coarse
  • gawky
  • graceless
  • green
  • having two left feet
  • having two left hands
  • incompetent
  • inept
  • inexpert
  • klutzy
  • lumbering
  • maladroit
  • oafish
  • stumbling
  • uncoordinated
  • uncouth
  • unfit
  • ungainly
  • ungraceful
  • unhandy
  • unpolished
  • unrefined
  • unskilled
  • unskillful
  • faltering
  • tottering
  • trembling
  • anile
  • decrepit
  • dotard
  • infirm
  • senile
  • shaky
  • unsteady
  • weak

antonyms for floundering

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  • adroit
  • artful
  • clever
  • convenient
  • dexterous
  • easy
  • elegant
  • graceful
  • handy
  • skillful
  • straightforward
  • able
  • capable
  • competent
  • expert
  • qualified
  • skilled
  • strong
  • useful
  • adept
  • dexterous
  • effective
  • efficient
  • experienced
  • proficient
  • skillful
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      How to use floundering in a sentence

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      In Coach Zac Taylor’s second season, the team is floundering at 2-7-1 and now is without its franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future.
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      Moreover, the show never fully decides whether Rory is floundering professionally because the economy is bad, because she is a bad journalist, or because she isn’t emotionally strong enough to handle the hustle.
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      So had he stopped there it would have been wonderfully well; but he had to go floundering innocently on.
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      He loosed the blankets from his shoulders, and floundering down the slope was lost in the vapor.
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      Dawn found him at last, floundering hopelessly in snow-screened woods, going on toward he knew not where.
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      After two or three more steps, the bottom fell away and, floundering savagely, he sank to his shoulders.
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      My fears of burglars or stray cattle were dispelled by the voices of lost and floundering men calling to each other.
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