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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: gaumless 'lacking understanding' (18-20 centuries), from gaum 'understanding' (18-19 centuries), from Old Norse gaumr 'heed, attention'

gormless

adjective
     
gorm‧less British English informal
very stupid:
a gormless grin
gormlessly adverb

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