gormless


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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.]
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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]
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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)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gormless - (British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
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Translations

gormless

[ˈgɔːmlɪs] ADJ (Brit) → corto (de entendimiento)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

gormless

[ˈgɔːrmləs] adj (British)lourdaud(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gormless

adj (Brit inf) → doof (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

gormless

[ˈgɔːmlɪs] adj (Brit) (fam) → tonto/a (000) (stronger) → deficiente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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