Synonyms for Floundering:

v.

failing (verb)
losing, failing, stumbling, faltering, falling, Blundering, Flopping, Flunking, Collapsing, busting.

Usage examples for Floundering

  1. Within five minutes of leaving the two police officers he found himself blindly floundering his way through an inky forest. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. " Now," cried Harry, and I reached out as best I could, only to see the boy, a second later, floundering in the net below me. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett