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
But the documents mostly play on broad themes of the Trump Administration: stupidity, duplicity, and the strategic use of fear.
If the network was collectively super-intelligent, wouldn’t college campuses immediately become useless loci of old-fashioned uncollective stupidity?
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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
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