British English Slang – Gormless.

Meaning – (adjective) Stupid or foolish. This expression can refer to someone who displays a lack of intelligence. A clumsy person may be called gormless too.

This slang is common British slang.

This is obviously a negative expression and is mildly offensive. Nobody likes being told they lack intelligence.

A person can look gormless, “He’s a lovely bloke but he’s just got such a gormless face.” or behave in a gormless manner, “I don’t think that gormless woman understood a word I just said!

Another British adjective that can means silly or foolish is daft (slang). We can also use the noun twit (slang) or numpty (slang) to refer to a silly or foolish person.

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In The News:

Say fromage! Agency denies censorship after withdrawing ‘gormless‘ picture of Francois Hollande


  • That gormless politician has been making a fool of himself on Twitter again!

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