Gormless meaning

gôrm'lĭs
Lacking intelligence or vitality; stupid or dull.
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Slow-witted; stupid.
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(chiefly UK, of a person) Lacking intelligence, sense or discernment, often implying lack of capacity of will to remedy the condition.
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(UK) Inexperienced, naïve, innocent to the point of foolishness.
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Origin of gormless

From English dialectal gaum (“understanding”) +‎ -less (“without”), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *gaumaz, *gaumō (“understand”). The ‘r’ found in this spelling is a vowel-lengthening device common in non-rhotic dialects of English.