Synonyms for stumble

Synonyms for (noun) stumble

Synonyms: trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep

Definition: an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

Usage: he recited the whole poem without a single trip; he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later; confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

Similar words: bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, fuckup, flub, foul-up, pratfall

Definition: an embarrassing mistake


Synonyms: stumble, lurch, stagger

Definition: an unsteady uneven gait

Similar words: gait

Definition: a person's manner of walking

Synonyms for (verb) stumble

Synonyms: slip up, trip up, stumble

Definition: make an error

Usage: She slipped up and revealed the name

Similar words: mistake, err, slip

Definition: to make a mistake or be incorrect


Synonyms: trip, stumble

Definition: miss a step and fall or nearly fall

Usage: She stumbled over the tree root

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: stumble, falter, bumble

Definition: walk unsteadily

Usage: The drunk man stumbled about

Similar words: walk

Definition: use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

Usage: Walk, don't run!; We walked instead of driving; She walks with a slight limp; The patient cannot walk yet; Walk over to the cabinet


Synonyms: stumble, hit

Definition: encounter by chance

Usage: I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant

Similar words: come by, come into

Definition: obtain, especially accidentally