from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Lacking intelligence or vitality; stupid or dull.
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- adjective chiefly UK, of a person Lacking
intelligence, senseor discernment, often implying lackof capacityof willto remedythe condition.
- adjective UK
Inexperienced, naïve, innocentto the point of foolishness.
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- adjective (British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality
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What that animal is no one knows, but it has been in the reactionary bestiary so long that none dare call it gormless.
The descriptive definitions are well done (though the entries be rare), and if you are searching for another way to refer to the people whom you have traditionally characterized as gormless ninnyhammers and attocerebral twits, perhaps this book is the solution.
When will David Cameron wise up to the BBC? he should have known better than to allow "gormless" Andrew Lansley to give the BBC such propaganda.
We all know that if you look up "gormless" in the dictionary, it actually says "Eugene, from Big Brother". posted by Kerron @ 8:28 PM
Apparently he looked up the word "gormless" in the dictionary and it said "without gorm".
Taking Genesis as a literal truth is a working definition of "gormless".
One cannot shake the feeling that "gormless" and "Stelmach" are two words that will soon fit together as naturally in the journalistic lexicon as, say, "shark infested" and "waters" or
Ever. doesn't even begin to summarise the past eight years, enough rope, though "gormless" comes close "
Her life ruined by gormless yobbery. on April 15, 2010 at 8: 24 pm Agent Zig Zag
None of it now seems especially secret or illegible, but in the forty years that have elapsed I suppose the rest of us have become much less gormless, and better at processing oceans of sensory bombardment.