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Definition of Blunder

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

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
Alfred Austin

In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum.
Michel de Montaigne

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

Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life.
Carl Sandburg

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
Joseph Addison
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Blunder Translations

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