Word of the Every Other Day

gaumless \GAWM-lis\


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


About G.Edward Smith

A stranger in a strange land...
This entry was posted in Word of the Every Other Day. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.