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stupid

[ stoo-pid, styoo‐ ]
/ ˈstu pɪd, ˈstyu‐ /
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adjective, stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est.
noun
Informal. a stupid person.

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Origin of stupid

1535–45; <Latin stupidus, equivalent to stup(ēre) to be numb or stunned + -idus-id4

synonym study for stupid

1. See dull.

OTHER WORDS FROM stupid

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stupid

ignorant, stupid
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The adjective stupid describes things characterized or proceeding from mental dullness. Do you know when to use stupid, fatuous, silly, inane, foolish, and asinine? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for stupid

stupid
/ (ˈstjuːpɪd) /

adjective
lacking in common sense, perception, or normal intelligence
(usually postpositive) stunned, dazed, or stupefiedstupid from lack of sleep
having dull mental responses; slow-witted
trivial, silly, or frivolous
noun
informal a stupid person

Derived forms of stupid

stupidly, adverbstupidness, noun

Word Origin for stupid

C16: from French stupide, from Latin stupidus silly, from stupēre to be amazed
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