• (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɔːmləs/


  1. (chiefly UK, of a person) Lacking intelligence, sense or understanding; foolish.
    • 1845 October – 1846 June, Ellis Bell [pseudonym; Emily Brontë], chapter XXI, in Wuthering Heights: A Novel, volume (please specify ), London: Thomas Cautley Newby, publisher, […], published December 1847, OCLC 156123328 ↗:
    • 2007 July 21, J. K. Rowling, “The Wedding, Auntie Muriel”, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter; 7), London: Bloomsbury Publishing, →ISBN, page 141:
      Hmm. Made an excuse, did he? Not as gormless as he looks in press photographs, then.
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