Definition of Screwup

1. Noun. The complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation. "A typical bureaucratic screwup"

Generic synonyms: Misdirection, Mismanagement
Derivative terms: Screw Up



Definition of Screwup

1. Noun. (colloquial) A substantial mistake, usually causing problems for more people than just the person or group who made it. ¹

2. Noun. (colloquial) A person who often makes substantial mistakes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Screwup

1. an instance of bungling [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screwup

screwing off
screwing over
screwing the pooch
screwings
screwlike
screws
screws the pooch
screwtape
screwtaped
screwtapes
screwtaping
screwthread
screwthreads
screwtop
screwtops
screwup (current term)
screwups
screwworm
screwworms
screwy
scribable
scribacious
scribal
scribally
scribatious
scribbet
scribbets
scribble
scribbled
scribblement

Literary usage of Screwup

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1. Republic by Charles Edward Sheehan-miles (2007)
"Leo wasn'ta screwup, sir." Morris grimaced as Harris pounced. "Oh, so PFC Turville was a screwup. Can you give me an instance of his existence as a screwup? ..."

2. The Works of Charles Lamb by Charles Lamb (1871)
"Old screwup, the undertaker, could tell you, sir, if he were living. Why, I was obliged to be locked up every tune there was to be a funeral at ..."

3. The Dramatic Essays of Charles Lamb by Charles Lamb, Brander Matthews (1891)
"Old screwup, the undertaker, could tell you, sir, if he were living. Why, I was obliged to be locked up every time there was to be a funeral at ..."

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