Synonyms of flounder in English:

flounder


See definition of flounder

verb

1‘the dragoons were floundering in the boggy ground’

SYNONYMS

struggle, thrash, thresh, flail, toss and turn, twist and turn, pitch, splash, stagger, stumble, falter, lurch, blunder, fumble, grope, squirm, writhe

ANTONYMS

make good progress

2‘you may find yourself floundering as you try to answer a question you have not really understood’

SYNONYMS

struggle mentally, be out of one's depth, be in the dark, have difficulty, be confounded, be confused, be dumbfounded

informal scratch one's head, be flummoxed, be clueless, be foxed, be fazed, be floored, be beaten

3‘more firms are floundering’

SYNONYMS

struggle financially, be in dire straits, face financial ruin, be in difficulties, face bankruptcy, face insolvency

ANTONYMS

prosper