stupid

adjective
stu·​pid | \ˈstü-pəd, ˈstyü-\

Definition of stupid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : slow of mind : obtuse

b : given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner

c : lacking intelligence or reason : brutish

2 : dulled in feeling or sensation : torpid still stupid from the sedative

3 : marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting : senseless a stupid decision

4a : lacking interest or point a stupid event

b : vexatious, exasperating the stupid car won't start

stupid

noun

Definition of stupid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a stupid person

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stupidly adverb
stupidness noun

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Adjective

stupid, dull, dense, crass, dumb mean lacking in power to absorb ideas or impressions. stupid implies a slow-witted or dazed state of mind that may be either congenital or temporary. stupid students just keeping the seats warm stupid with drink dull suggests a slow or sluggish mind such as results from disease, depression, or shock. monotonous work that leaves the mind dull dense implies a thickheaded imperviousness to ideas. too dense to take a hint crass suggests a grossness of mind precluding discrimination or delicacy. a crass, materialistic people dumb applies to an exasperating obtuseness or lack of comprehension. too dumb to figure out what's going on

Examples of stupid in a Sentence

Adjective

She angrily described her boss as a stupid old man. He had a stupid expression on his face. I'm not stupid enough to fall for that trick. Why are you being so stupid? It was stupid of me to try to hide this from you. We were stupid to wait so long before we made a decision. I did some pretty stupid things when I was young. Two glasses of wine are enough to make me stupid. I was stupid with fatigue.

Noun

a genius at math, but a total stupid when it came to his love life
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Liverpool fans were none too happy with the comparison as Liverpool site Empire of The Kop dismissed the comments as 'stupid'. SI.com, "AC Milan Director Disrespects Virgil van Dijk With Odd Remark Regarding Own Star Defender," 23 May 2018 Those are for people that have this stupid idea that your (guts) are supposed to be bigger than your brain. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Tyronn Lue, former Cavalier Richard Jefferson laugh off criticisms of LeBron James in the clutch," 6 May 2018 Many of the most beloved figures in cartoon history attained their iconic status through the enduring and easy relatability of the aggressively stupid. Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "How did Patrick Star of ‘SpongeBob’ become a meme phenomenon?," 12 July 2018 Elites who sympathize with immigrants do themselves no favors by dismissing the working class as too bigoted or too stupid to recognize the economic benefits of immigration. Joan C. Williams, WSJ, "The Elites Feed Anti-Immigrant Bias," 9 July 2018 Rosenbloom wrote: There’s a lot of stupid to unpack there. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Chicago Tribune writer blasts Salvador Perez after Royals-White Sox dust-up | The Kansas City Star," 29 Apr. 2018 Sleeping with a married man is generally very stupid. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "We All Owe Monica Lewinsky an Apology," 9 July 2018 Likethumb_up1 Replyreply Linklink Copy Reportflag italiala 1 hour ago Either evil, stupid....or perhaps both. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, "A grandmother made her grandchildren ride in dog kennels for half-hour drive, police say," 11 June 2018 To suggest anything otherwise was either stupid or intentionally disingenuous. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Donald Trump Admits the NFL Protests Actually Worked," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of stupid

Adjective

1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1712, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stupid

Adjective

Middle French stupide, from Latin stupidus, from stupēre to be numb, be astonished — more at type entry 1

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stupid

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of stupid

: not intelligent : having or showing a lack of ability to learn and understand things

: not sensible or logical

: not able to think normally because you are drunk, tired, etc.

stupid

adjective
stu·​pid | \ˈstü-pəd, ˈstyü-\
stupider; stupidest

Kids Definition of stupid

1 : not intelligent : slow in understanding

2 : not sensible : foolish a stupid mistake

3 : not interesting or worthwhile a stupid plot

Other Words from stupid

stupidly adverb

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