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a gross, stupid, or careless mistake:
That’s your second blunder this morning.
to move or act blindly, stupidly, or without direction or steady guidance:
Without my glasses I blundered into the wrong room.
to make a gross or stupid mistake, especially through carelessness or mental confusion:
Just pray that he doesn’t blunder again and get the names wrong.
to bungle; botch:
Several of the accounts were blundered by that new assistant.
to utter thoughtlessly; blurt out:
He blundered his surprise at their winning the award.
Contemporary Examples

Celebrate Dictator Appreciation Month David Keyes June 19, 2013
World Cup Primer Joshua Robinson June 11, 2010
So What If Obama Fails? Matthew Yglesias August 22, 2009

Historical Examples

His Masterpiece Emile Zola
City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
Capt’n Davy’s Honeymoon Hall Caine
Unaddressed Letters Anonymous
The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett

a stupid or clumsy mistake
a foolish tactless remark
verb (mainly intransitive)
to make stupid or clumsy mistakes
to make foolish tactless remarks
often foll by about, into, etc. to act clumsily; stumble: he blundered into a situation he knew nothing about
(transitive) to mismanage; botch


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