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(British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality


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Time period, and Daesuke's general gormlessness, are cleverly explicated when Hisako whips out her brand-new Tamagotchi "pet"--one of the major electronic fads of the mid-'90s--and her b.f.
It is a breathtaking indictment of the sheer gormlessness - and worse - of which New Labour is capable if not kept in check.
Her character's scheme to fleece a filthy-rich titled industrialist became confused by her pregnancy (by her hopeless husband, played with gritty gormlessness by Joe Duttine).
I swear his look of constipated open-mouthed gormlessness whenever he's not singing is just a small chromosomal step away from someone who licks the condensation off the inside of bus windows while on day trips with their local care group.
But Ferrell, who cowrote, is a hilarious straight man while generous enough to share out the laughs, Carell scooping up the lion's share with his non-sequiturs and low IQ gormlessness. Not as funny as fellow colon-ic comedy Dodgeball perhaps, but still up there with the year's side-aching best.
It's not their fault, but some people really push their gormlessness at you.
Just why he accepted an invitation to promote donation when such an embarrassing gaffe lay in wait is, presumably, just another testament to his Royal gormlessness.
As for fun, forget it: The moralizing Vivie is far too busy beating a path to chambers in Chancery Lane to let herself be sidetracked by the sweet-natured Frank Gardner (played by Laurence Fox, son of James Fox and here cutting perhaps too emphatic a figure of what the English so wonderfully call gormlessness).
But dozy old Ron believes a dicky ticker and a degree in gormlessness is the key to a wealthy young woman's heart.
The good-looking villain is fine amongst the celluloid stories of Martin Scorcese movies or Bronte novels but there is still a gibbering gormlessness that clouds the minds of men and women when called upon to judge the misdeeds of the beautiful.
As seen at the final preview, Gemma Bodinetz's production hadn't quite jelled: An appealing actor, Tighe so oversells what the English wonderfully call "gormlessness" (think of it as spineless, really) that one wonders how he ever ended up with the firmly pragmatic Stevie.