adjective gorm·less \ˈgrm-ləs\

: very stupid or foolish

Full Definition of GORMLESS

chiefly British
:  lacking intelligence :  stupid
gorm·less·ness noun chiefly British

Examples of GORMLESS

  1. <a comedy show that invariably portrays the British aristocracy as a bunch of gormless twits>

Origin of GORMLESS

alteration of English dialect gaumless, from gaum attention, understanding (from Middle English gome, from Old Norse gaum, gaumr) + -less
First Known Use: 1883

Related to GORMLESS

airheaded, birdbrained, bonehead, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, stupid [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, unsmart, vacuous, weak-minded, witless
apt, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, fast, hyperintelligent, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, smart, supersmart, ultrasmart

Rhymes with GORMLESS


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