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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bun·gle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bungled p. pr. & vb. n. Bungling ]  To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bun·gling a. Unskillful; awkward; clumsy; as, a bungling workman.
    They make but bungling work.   --Dryden.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bungling
      adj 1: showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman";
             "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a
             shelf" [syn: clumsy, fumbling, incompetent]
      2: not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands;
         "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance";
         "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely
         empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor
         creature"- Mary H. Vorse [syn: bumbling, butterfingered,
          ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed]