Synonyms for Flounder:
n.bloater, bream, dab, brill, coelacanth. be in dire/desperate straits, suffer, bumble, limp, thrive, not know where/which way to turn, be in the grip of something, fumble, undergo, shuffle, bungle, fudge, incur, go through, endure, come under, muddle. misinterpret, not have a clue, lose your grip (on something), have no conception of something, mistake, misconstrue, miss the point, get someone wrong, wallow, move, welter, misunderstand, be unclear about/as to something. contortion, convulsion, fit, flail, contort, fidget, convulse, fidgety, jerk. •fish (noun)
carp, fish, blackfish, bass, guppy, fluke, swordfish, pickerel, pike, sunfish, puffer, crappie, catfish, sardine, sole, speckled trout, walleye, whitefish, goby, marlin, bowfin, sturgeon, char, trout, halibut, barracuda, sea horse, rainbow trout, Sting ray, hake, eel, Mudfish, smelt, ray, tarpon, herring, hammerhead, grouper, minnow, salmon, bluegill, goldfish, perch, haddock, sailfish, dogfish, turbot, flatfish, anchovy, lamprey, albacore, tuna, kipper, shark, mackerel, gar.
toss, wallow, hesitate, fumble.
flop, fail, fall, falter, flunk, lose, bust, blunder, collapse, stumble.
•struggle; be in the dark (verb)
flop, fumble, wallow, stumble, blunder, muddle, toss.
contort, fidgety, convulsion. bungle, contortion, toss, welter, bumble, fudge. convulse, fidget, limp, fumble, jerk. shuffle. muddle. fit. •falter
•Other relevant words:
bungle, bloater, contortion, misconstrue, dab, fudge, endure, coelacanth, convulsion, brill, misinterpret, mistake, muddle, flail, fidget, misunderstand, contort, welter, wallow, thrive, toss, fumble, incur, limp, fit, shuffle, hesitate, fidgety, jerk, suffer, convulse, undergo, bream, bumble, stagger, move.
Usage examples for flounder
" Come," said the Fisherman, " there is no need for so many words about it-- a fish that can talk I should certainly let go, anyhow," with that he put him back again into the clear water, and the Flounder went to the bottom, leaving a long streak of blood behind him. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers