Synonyms for Stumbles:
goofs, errs, slips, fluffs, fouls up, miscalculates, bungles, misestimates, trips, mars, blunders, misconstrues, slips up, misconceives, misjudges, Botches.
flops, busts, falters, loses, fails, Flounders, flunks, collapses, falls.
hobbles, staggers, limps, totters.
Usage examples for stumbles
The dark clouds of humanity are already tinged with the golden radiance of the dawn, but the sun of righteousness has not yet arisen upon the world with healing on his wings; the light of truth still struggles in the womb of darkness, and man stumbles on to the fulfilment of his sublime and mysterious destiny. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie