Keywords: floundering, helplessness, turmoil, chaos, clumsiness, awkwardness, flounder, thrash, helpless, chaotic, clumsy, awkward

Sign Definition

As a Noun

1. The action of moving in an energetic, uncontrolled way when you are in water in order to try not to sink. English = floundering.
2. The feeling that you are unable to do anything to protect or save yourself, or to do the right thing in a situation. English = helplessness, floundering.
3. A state of confusion, disorder, or great anxiety; a state of complete disorder and confusion. English = turmoil; chaos.
4. Moving or handling things in a careless, awkward way, often so that things are knocked over or broken. English = clumsiness, awkwardness.

As a Verb or Adjective

1. To move in an energetic, uncontrolled way when you are in water in order to try not to sink. English = flounder, thrash about.
2. To not know what to say or do in a situation; to not know what to do to protect or save yourself. English = flounder, (be) helpless. Idiomatic English = (be) all at sea.
3. To be confused, disordered or extremely anxious; to be greatly confused and disordered. English = (be) in turmoil; (be) chaotic.
4. To move or handle things in a careless, awkward way, often so that things are knocked over or broken. English = (be) clumsy, (be) awkward, (be) stilted.