Definition of gormless adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡɔːmləs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɔːrmləs//
(British English, informal) Stupid
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stupid a gormless boy Don't just stand there looking gormless—do something! See related entries: Stupid Word Origin mid 18th cent. (originally as gaumless): from dialect gaum ‘understanding’ (from Old Norse gaumr ‘care, heed’) + -less.