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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blunder  \Blun"der\,  n. 
  1.  Confusion;  disturbance.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  A  gross  error  or  mistake,  resulting  from  carelessness, 
  stupidity,  or  culpable  ignorance. 
 
  Syn:  {Blunder},  {Error},  {Mistake},  {Bull}. 
 
  Usage:  An  error  is  a  departure  or  deviation  from  that  which 
  is  right  or  correct;  as  an  error  of  the  press;  an 
  error  of  judgment.  A  mistake  is  the  interchange  or 
  taking  of  one  thing  for  another,  through  haste, 
  inadvertence,  etc.;  as  a  careless  mistake.  A  blunder 
  is  a  mistake  or  error  of  a  gross  kind  It  supposes  a 
  person  to  flounder  on  in  his  course,  from 
  carelessness,  ignorance,  or  stupidity.  A  bull  is  a 
  verbal  blunder  containing  a  laughable  incongruity  of 
  ideas. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blunder  \Blun"der\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blundered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Blundering}.]  [OE.  blunderen,  blondren  to  stir, 
  confuse,  blunder;  perh.  allied  to  blend  to  mix,  to  confound 
  by  mixture.] 
  1.  To  make  a  gross  error  or  mistake;  as  to  blunder  in 
  writing  or  preparing  a  medical  prescription.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  move  in  an  awkward,  clumsy  manner;  to  flounder  and 
  stumble. 
 
  I  was  never  distinguished  for  address,  and  have 
  often  even  blundered  in  making  my  bow.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  Yet  knows  not  how  to  find  the  uncertain  place  And 
  blunders  on  and  staggers  every  pace.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  blunder  on}. 
  a  To  continue  blundering. 
  b  To  find  or  reach  as  if  by  an  accident  involving  more 
  or  less  stupidity,  --  applied  to  something  desirable; 
  as  to  blunder  on  a  useful  discovery. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blunder  \Blun"der\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  blunder.  [Obs.]  ``To  blunder  an  adversary.'' 
  --Ditton. 
 
  2.  To  do  or  treat  in  a  blundering  manner;  to  confuse. 
 
  He  blunders  and  confounds  all  these  together. 
  --Stillingfleet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blunder 
  n  :  an  embarrassing  mistake  [syn:  {blooper},  {bungle},  {foul-up}, 
  {fuckup},  {flub},  {botch},  {boner},  {boo-boo},  {misdoing}] 
  v  1:  commit  a  faux  pas  or  fault  [syn:  {sin},  {boob},  {goof}] 
  2:  make  a  mess  of  destroy  or  ruin  [syn:  {botch},  {fumble},  {botch 
  up},  {muff},  {blow},  {flub},  {screw  up},  {ball  up},  {spoil}, 
  {muck  up},  {bungle},  {fluff},  {bollix},  {bollix  up},  {bollocks}, 
  {bollocks  up},  {bobble},  {mishandle},  {louse  up},  {foul 
  up},  {mess  up},  {fuck  up}] 
  3:  make  an  error  [syn:  {stumble},  {slip  up},  {trip  up}] 




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