Synonyms of 'flounder'
1 falterDictionary, struggle, stall
The economy was floundering.
2 ditherDictionary, struggle, blunder
The president is floundering, trying to jump-start his campaign.
3 struggleDictionary, toss, thrash
men floundering about in the water
usage note:Flounder is sometimes wrongly used where founder is meant: the project foundered (not floundered) because of lack of funds.
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If you blunder somewhere, you move there in a clumsy and careless way.
He had blundered into the table, upsetting the flowers.
When someone dithers, they hesitate because they are unable to make a quick decision about something.
We're still dithering over whether to get married.
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Thesaurus for flounder from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something is floundering , it has many problems and may soon fail completely.