Definition of stupidity
1 : the quality or state of being stupid
2 : a stupid idea or act
Examples of stupidity in a Sentence
I was shocked by the stupidity of their decision.
the stupidity of the dialogue between the two romantic leads had movie audiences giggling uncontrollably
Recent Examples of stupidity from the Web
The realization that Trump vs. the media is overblown stupidity, half-scripted on both sides, makes the conflict less compelling.
An inexplicably gentle euphemism for unforgivable stupidity.
James Comey’s dismissal left little doubt that Trump’s preoccupation with personal loyalty—even more than incompetence, stupidity, or corruption—could be the thing that wrecks his presidency.
There is nothing quite like your wife being angry on account of your stupidity.
Its strengths far overpower the frustrating stupidity that has been tainting this season thus far.
American comedy has long depended on overgrown baby boys — Lou Costello, Will Ferrell — whose naïveté, entertaining misbehavior or outright stupidity suggests that men are finally as toothless as infants.
The analogy was terrible, but Wall Street loved it because Wall Street hated the rule (which inhibited its ability to make money off the stupidity of non–Wall Street people).
But its prequel does it right, focusing more on the mythology of the old-school board game, rather than the stupidity of it.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stupidity'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of stupidity
STUPIDITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stupidity for English Language Learners
: the state of being foolish or unintelligent : the condition of being stupid
: a stupid idea or action
STUPIDITY Defined for Kids
Definition of stupidity for Students
1 : the quality or state of being foolish or slow in understanding
2 : a foolish thought, action, or remark
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up stupidity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).