[ US /ˈfəmbəɫɪŋ, ˈfəmbɫɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /fˈʌmblɪŋ/ ]
  1. showing lack of skill or aptitude
    his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf
    a bungling workman
    did a clumsy job
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How To Use fumbling In A Sentence

  • The filly's head whirled around and she nickered softly before fumbling toward me, nudging my palm as I held my hand out.
  • We bumbled around each other like Laurel and Hardy in the gloom, fumbling for a torch we couldn't find.
  • Jay snuggled back down into his goose down pillows and picked up a tennis ball to ideally throw at the ceiling, then he looked at Chris who was still fumbling with his words.
  • Fumbling, my fingers clumsy and slow, I fought with the buttons on his soaking-wet shirt.
  • With fumbling fingers, he took his transmitter out from where it had been hidden in his cloak.
  • She was fumbling around in the dark looking for the light switch.
  • The cast does its adequate best - you can't blame the players for occasionally fumbling such leaden material.
  • I was sitting in Panera Bread last night, fumbling around with proxies in an attempt to get around their ham-fisted network filtering.
  • Set in Easter Ross, it follows the Bain family from David and Jean's premarital fumblings to the moment when their grown-up son sets off for a better life across the Atlantic.
  • While the Canadian government, for all its faceless fumbling bureaucracy, isn't infallible, we've also never had an iron-fisted strongman declare every Monday a holiday to honour his dog.
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