Synonyms of fumble in English:

fumble


See definition of fumble

verb

1‘he fumbled for his keys’

SYNONYMS
grope, feel about, search blindly, scrabble around, muddle around
fish, delve, cast about for, cast around for, cast round for
archaic grabble for

2‘he fumbled about in the dark but could not find her’

SYNONYMS
stumble, blunder, flounder, lumber, bumble, stagger, totter, lurch, move clumsily, move awkwardly
feel one's way, grope one's way

3‘the keeper fumbled the ball’

SYNONYMS
fail to catch, miss, drop, mishandle, handle awkwardly
misfield

4‘he had fumbled the initiative’

SYNONYMS
botch, bungle, mismanage, mishandle, spoil
blunder, make a mistake
informal make a mess of, make a hash of, fluff, muff, screw up, foul up, blow, louse up
British informal make a pig's ear of, make a muck of, cock up
North American informal flub

noun

1‘a fumble from the goalkeeper’

SYNONYMS
slip, miss, drop, mishandling
misfielding
mistake, error, gaffe, fault, botch
informal slip-up, clanger, boob, boo-boo, howler, foul-up, fail
British informal cock-up

2‘a kiss and a fumble’

SYNONYMS
fondle, grope, caress, hug, embrace, cuddle
informal feel-up