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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)
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gormless

[ˈgɔːrmləs] adj (British)lourdaud(e)
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gormless

adj (Brit inf) → doof (inf)
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gormless

[ˈgɔːmlɪs] adj (Brit) (fam) → tonto/a (000) (stronger) → deficiente
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Yes, this radgie gadgie has glimpsed the confusion of a future outside Europe - although a large dollop of idiocy and gormlessness played its part too!
There is comedy, here, in the incredulous disgust of David's response to Heep's grotesque bodily quirks: the infinitely extendable limbs, the compellingly awful siren music of his orifices, and the post-office mouth betraying gormlessness on an institutional scale.
Uneducated Of course, you will find gormlessness and greed in all stations of life.
I've tried very hard over the years to keep my little bit of the city pretty but this latest example of gormlessness makes me think "What is the point?".
"Well what?" "What do we do next?" I replied, a little disappointed in her gormlessness. She's not as strategic as me, but she's good on an iron.
"Green Zone," which follows a US army officer as his team hunts in vain for weapons of mass destruction in the period just after Saddam Hussein was toppled, was a commercial success a" though some critics thought the gormlessness of Damon's character gave the film a fairytale aspect.
However, when Barry is confronted by Razour the Rat, innocent gormlessness might be a benefit and just work.
"I swear his look of constipated open mouth gormlessness whenever he is not singing is just a small chromosomal step away from someone who licks the condensation off the inside of bus windows while on day trips with their local care groups."
But he's a breezy batsman and a tidy keeper who seems to have the necessary gumption, rather than charmless gormlessness behind the stumps.
And then, head-on, one hits the note of unintended truth: Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail, a deeply conservative paper, announcing "The plebeians (many of whom have northern accents) are presented in all their gormlessness. Oh what a joy to hear Coriolanus treat them roughly," ("Coriolanus" 561), a statement which I have tried hard to read as irony but cannot.