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Definition of Blunder


  1. To make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing or preparing a medical prescription.
  2. To move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and stumble.
  3. To cause to blunder.
  4. To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
  5. Confusion; disturbance.
  6. A gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness, stupidity, or culpable ignorance.

Blunder Quotations

Hardly a name in profane history is more august than his. Hardly another character in the world's record has made so little of its opportunities. His discovery was a blunder; his blunder was a new world; the New World is his monument.
Justin Winsor

A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time.
Carolyn Wells

We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
William Ellery Channing

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
Benjamin Disraeli

Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew.
Ibrahim Babangida
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Blunder Translations

blunder in Norwegian is bommert
blunder in Swedish is groda, misstag, blunder
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