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Definition: someone who makes errors because of incompetence, foolishness, clumsiness, or lack of care

Synonyms: blunderer, fool, fumbler

Antonyms: expert

Tips: Bungler is a rather casual and informal term for a person whose mistakes are likely to be frequent and attributable to causes such as dullness, clumsiness, or carelessness. To bungle something is to make a mess of things or "to goof up."

Usage Examples:

My new assistant has turned out to be a real bungler--he can't even make coffee without burning it! (fool)

I turned out to be a real bungler as a waitress, dropping what seemed like a dozen plates a week. (fool, blunderer)

In grade school, I was usually picked last for the softball team because I was such a bungler at sports. (blunderer, fool)

The new intern tries hard, but he's a complete bungler and manages to mess up every assignment we give him. (fumbler, fool)

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