blunder

blunder
As applied in cases of ordinary negligence is the want of or absence of ordinary care, a failure to do what should have been done or the doing of that which should not have been done, resulting in the happening of an event or injury which could have and should have been foreseen and avoided by use of such care as a reasonably prudent person would have exercised under the same or similar circumstances. Loyd v. Pierce, Tex.Civ.App., 89 S.W.2d 1035, 1038

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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Synonyms:
(grossly), (from want of care) / , , / , , , , , , , (of the grossest kind), (from thoughtlessness), ,


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  • Blunder — Blun der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blundered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blundering}.] [OE. blunderen, blondren, to stir, confuse, blunder; perh. allied to blend to mix, to confound by mixture.] 1. To make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blunder — Blun der, n. 1. Confusion; disturbance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness, stupidity, or culpable ignorance. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Blunder}, {Error}, {Mistake}, {Bull}. Usage: An error is a departure or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blunder — Blun der, v. t. 1. To cause to blunder. [Obs.] To blunder an adversary. Ditton. [1913 Webster] 2. To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse. [1913 Webster] He blunders and confounds all these together. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blunder — vb lurch, flounder, *stumble, trip, lumber, galumph, lollop, bumble Analogous words: stagger, *reel, totter: *wallow, welter blunder n mistake, *error, bull, howler, boner, slip, lapse, faux pas Analogous words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • blunder — [n] mistake blooper*, boner*, booboo*, bungle, dumb move*, dumb thing to do*, error, fault, faux pas, flub*, flub up*, fluff*, gaffe, goof*, howler*, impropriety, inaccuracy, indiscretion, lapse, muff*, oversight, slip, slip up, solecism, trip*;… …   New thesaurus

  • blunder — ► NOUN ▪ a stupid or careless mistake. ► VERB 1) make a blunder. 2) move clumsily or as if unable to see. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • Blunder — (engl., spr. blönn ), Irrtum, Versehen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Blunder — (engl., Blönder), Fehler, Mißgriff, Sprachfehler …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • blunder — index abortion (fiasco), disaster, err, fault (mistake), indiscretion, maladministration, misapprehend …   Law dictionary

  • blunder — • blunder, dumhet, misstag, fel, felsteg …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • blunder — [blun′dər] vi. [ME blunderen, freq. < ON blunda, to shut the eyes, akin to Swed dial. blundra, to do blindly < IE base * bhlendh : see BLEND] 1. to move clumsily or carelessly; flounder; stumble 2. to make a foolish or stupid mistake vt. 1 …   English World dictionary

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