gormless

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Word of the Day
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gormless

Pronunciation /ˈɡɔːmləs/

adjective
informal British
Lacking sense or initiative; foolish.

Origin
Mid 18th century (originally as gaumless): from dialect gaum ‘understanding’ (from Old Norse gaumr ‘care, heed’) + -less.

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Hank hoped he did not seem to be gormless, waiting all day long to post. He knew he was really just lazy.

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