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  • noun the state of being gormless


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gormless +‎ -ness


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  • Don P's sidekick Claudio falls dippily for their host's daughter Hero: his - and her - gormlessness is ruthlessly sent up.

    Funk It Up About Nothin' - review 2011

  • Looking at the way Carroll was deployed, and the gormlessness of the football going on around him, it was impossible to escape the conclusion that only England could make 4-2-3-1, the favoured formation in recent seasons of sophisticated sides such as Spain, Barcelona and José Mourinho's Internazionale, look like a relic of the past.

    Andy Carroll's style matched England's retro football Richard Williams at Wembley 2010

  • It's not that I'm unsympathetic - I really am, but I also cannot believe the utter gormlessness of supposedly "well-educated" people who fail to use basic common sense when dealing with financial issues.

    Don`t Spoil The Subprime Newmania 2007

  • To applaud or respect her is the acme of Pollyanish naivity and gormlessness.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with... 2008

  • Now this is more sad than hilarious, but when the control grab extends to the enlisting of neighborhood bakeries in disappointing children for the making of one-off and short-lived copies, the gormlessness quotient is running high.

    Boing Boing: June 12, 2005 - June 18, 2005 Archives 2005

  • As Cory said "There are days when the gormlessness of the other side of the copyfight generates a great deal of unintentional hilarity."

    Boing Boing: June 12, 2005 - June 18, 2005 Archives 2005

  • The check-in area was mobbed and chaotic, as per for Monday morning, with the added joy of a party of Euro - teens milling around with that particular gormlessness which only hormone-addled post-pubescent continentals could truly evince.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away Brookmyre, Christopher, 1968- 2001

  • A gratifying gang of supporters gathered around me in my complaints about middle-lane huggers on motorways, with dozens of readers nominating that act of gormlessness as their top gripe. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2011

  • The level of gormlessness on display above is beyond parody.

    The Guardian World News Charlotte Higgins 2011

  • Australian blood in the first world war, the product not of a gormlessness that "believes all things" but of anger in defence of life.

    Wake Up From Your Slumber - The Truth Will Set You Free 2010


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