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gormless (adj.)

c. 1746, also in early use gaumless, gawmless, "wanting sense, stupid," a British dialectal word, from gome "notice, understanding" (c. 1200), from Old Norse gaumr "care, heed" (of unknown origin); + -less.

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Definitions of gormless from WordNet

gormless (adj.)
(British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality;
Synonyms: gaumless
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