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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Definitions for gaumless

  1. lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy.

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Citations for gaumless
A little chuckle shook the Major, but he said regretfully: "Nay, I'm too gaumless." Georgette Heyer, The Unknown Ajax, 1959
"Did I ever look so stupid: so 'gaumless,' as Joseph calls it?" "Worse," I replied, "because more sullen with it." Emily Brontė, Wuthering Heights, 1847
Origin of gaumless
A variant spelling of gormless, gaumless first appeared in English in the mid-1700s from the now-outdated British term gome. When combined with the suffice -less the word literally means "devoid of understanding."