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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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The national humiliation of Boris Johnson grinning gormlessly at Donald Trump, awaiting the order to jump just so he could beg "how high?", was falsely spun by Downing Street as a special relationship.
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Right now, though, it's just a huge relief to know that we can approach what should be a superb tournament without everyone having gormlessly conned themselves into believing the impossible is probable.
Within six minutes they had been mesmerised by Charlie Mulchrone's jinking run and stood gormlessly under their posts watching Socino make it 10-0.
The consumers are spoiled fanatics who hate creativity; the developers are cowardly sycophants who pander to whatever market research their publisher shows them and the critics, or whatever it is you can call people who write about games, are toothless, lazy ditzes, gormlessly recycling PR spunk into hype, and failing to engage with their subject at every turn.
Admittedly, he was standing in the midst an agitated swarm of his monastery's bees at the time and I had gormlessly encroached upon their territory.
Of course, there was a huge embarrassing wait as I gormlessly stared at a huge bowl of moules and didn't have a clue how to tackle them.
However, teens these days are more than happy to walk next to their parents - as long as they can stare gormlessly into an iPad or other device.
So even when she uttered the descriptive but totally useless "a bit like a dog" as we gormlessly and hopelessly sat in a pub next to Crossroads waiting for the ghosts of Miss Diane and Benny to appear and point out someone she knew from the internet, she still couldn't quite grasp the enormity of the situation.