Word of the Every Other Day

gaumless \GAWM-lis\

 adjective:

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

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

Gaumless, I reckon he was. When I saw I wasn’t getting any of his gasper I left him there. — Jeremy Gavron, The Book of Israel, 2002

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