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Present participle for struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water
“The others watched him kick and flounder as he struggled up, then saw his feet disappear.”
Present participle for to act clumsily or confused
“Perhaps fandom has colored my reaction to Season Five, but I found it annoying right out of the gate, and then watched it flounder about for a firm direction.”
Present participle for be in serious difficulty
“As obvious as this is, most small businesses still miss a couple of key points and then wonder why their businesses flounder or at best stumble along.”
Present participle for to move heavily or clumsily
“… the car floundered through the heavy wet snow, constantly getting stuck.”
Adjective
Unskillful, unable
Adjective
Thrashing
Adjective
Done in an inept or unskilful way
Verb
To move without the benefit of perfect vision
Adjective
Awkward, clumsy or socially inept
Adjective
useless, insignificant
Adjective
Mentally or physically infirm due to old age
Adjective
Lacking dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments
Adjective
Clumsy, awkward, or tactless
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