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gorm·less

 (gôrm′lĭs)
adj. Chiefly British
Lacking intelligence or vitality; stupid or dull.

[From dialectal gawm, sense, from Middle English gome, notice, from Old Norse gaumr.]

gormless

(ˈɡɔːmlɪs)
adj
informal Brit stupid; dull
[C19: variant of C18 gaumless, from dialect gome, from Old English gom, gome, from Old Norse gaumr heed]

gorm•less

(ˈgɔrm lɪs)

adj. Chiefly Brit. Informal.
stupid; dull.
[1880–90; resp. by speakers with r-less accents of earlier gaumless < dial. (Scots, N England) gaum heed, attention (Middle English gome < Old Norse gaumr)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gormless - (British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
Translations

gormless

[ˈgɔːmlɪs] ADJ (Brit) → corto (de entendimiento)

gormless

[ˈgɔːrmləs] adj (British)lourdaud(e)

gormless

adj (Brit inf) → doof (inf)

gormless

[ˈgɔːmlɪs] adj (Brit) (fam) → tonto/a (000) (stronger) → deficiente
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Uneducated Of course, you will find gormlessness and greed in all stations of life.
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I replied, a little disappointed in her gormlessness.
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But he's a breezy batsman and a tidy keeper who seems to have the necessary gumption, rather than charmless gormlessness behind the stumps.