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Verb
Present participle for trip repeatedly as one walks
“But the boy had seen it trip, stumble and fall into the road, to be knocked down and killed by an oncoming tractor.”
Verb
Present participle for to go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily
“… the bride stumbled on the altar steps and landed smack in the arms of the minister.”
Verb
Present participle for to trip or fall
“Carlo shouted, which caused me to stumble momentarily until I realised it was the name of the song.”
Verb
Present participle for make a mistake or repeated mistakes in speaking
“I stumbled over my mumbled responses, trying to form questions I knew needed asking.”
Verb
Present participle for to move heavily or clumsily
“… the tipsy revelers left the path and wearily stumbled through the tangled undergrowth.”
Verb
Present participle for to make a mistake
“… that network announcer rarely stumbles when he's on the air.”
Adjective
Hesitant or uncertain
Adjective
Not clearly expressed or pronounced
Adjective
Acting in a confused or ineffectual way
Adjective
Incompetent or inept
Noun
Adjective
Noun
The action of pausing before saying or doing something
Adjective
Adjective
Slow and hesitant, especially through lack of confidence
Verb
To move without the benefit of perfect vision
Adjective
Characteristic of or resembling an oaf
Noun
Lack of decision or purpose
Noun
Hesitation
Adjective
Awkward, clumsy or socially inept
Adjective
Tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking
Adjective
Lacking dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments
Adjective
Awkward in movement or in handling things
Adjective
Clumsy, awkward, or tactless
Adjective
Having or showing an inability to move in a graceful manner
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