Definition of Gormless

1. Adjective. (British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality.

Exact synonyms: Gaumless
Similar to: Stupid



Definition of Gormless

1. Adjective. (chiefly UK of a person) Lacking intelligence, sense or discernment, often implying lack of capacity of will to remedy the condition. ¹

2. Adjective. (British) Inexperienced, naïve, innocent to the point of foolishness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gormless

1. stupid [adj] - See also: stupid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gormless

gormandising
gormandism
gormandize
gormandized
gormandizer
gormandizers
gormandizes
gormandizing
gormands
gormanite
gormanites
gormed
gormier
gormiest
gorming
gormless (current term)
gormlessly
gormlessness
gorms
gormy
gornos
gorondou
goroon shell
goropism
goroutine
goroutines
gorp
gorped
gorping

Literary usage of Gormless

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Specimens of such gormless milk, when exposed to the atmosphere of his study, were found by Lister to undergo a variety of fermentative changes, ..."

2. A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester by Robert Holland (1886)
"Tha gormless chap, thee ; tha'll never be worth sawt to thi porridge. GORSE-COTE, s. a shed, the sides of which are made of gorse wound amongst upright ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"L. gormless, adj. dull, stupid. " Tha formless chap, thee; tha'll never be worth sawt to ttu porridge. GORSE-COTE, s. a shed, the sides of which are made of ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1890)
"In natural nursing, then, the child is fed gormless milk ; but, by the artificial method, with milk tainted bj substances causing fermentation, ..."

5. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1880)
"... other germs for the continuance of the species ; instead of being equally perfect and equally simple in, all ite stages, and essentially gormless. ..."

6. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris, Edward Wedlake Brayley (1814)
"... hy the gormless of Warwick,} when a child five or six years old. This lady was born in London, about a twelvemonth before her father's death. ..."

7. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1840)
"... extremely difficult for any botanist to determine what are the germs in numberless species ; were the fungi of the glacier proved to be gormless,—that ..."

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