stupidity

noun stu·pid·i·ty \ stu̇-ˈpi-də-tē , styu̇- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of stupidity

plural stupidities
1 :the quality or state of being stupid
2 :a stupid idea or act

Examples of stupidity in a Sentence

  1. I was shocked by the stupidity of their decision.

  2. the stupidity of the dialogue between the two romantic leads had movie audiences giggling uncontrollably

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First Known Use of stupidity

1541


STUPIDITY Defined for English Language Learners

stupidity

noun

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

stupidity

noun stu·pid·i·ty \ stu̇-ˈpi-də-tē , styu̇- \

Definition of stupidity for Students

plural stupidities
1 :the quality or state of being foolish or slow in understanding
2 :a foolish thought, action, or remark


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