Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Present participle of stumble.
stumbling (plural stumblings)
- The motion of one who stumbles.
2008 March 16, Alexander Star, “I Feel Good”, New York Times:
- Some evolutionary theorists stress that cultural innovation allows human beings to overcome the blind stumblings of natural selection: we deliberately solve a problem and pass on that solution to our descendants, who improve on it in turn.