- lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
- characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless: a stupid question.
- tediously dull, especially due to lack of meaning or sense; inane; pointless: a stupid party.
- annoying or irritating; troublesome: Turn off that stupid radio.
- in a state of stupor; stupefied: stupid from fatigue.
- Slang. excellent; terrific.
- Informal. a stupid person.
Origin of stupid
Examples from the Web for stupid
Contrary to What Stupid Republicans Think… A completely different U.S. foreign policy may not be the answer.P.J. O’Rourke on Foreign Policy and France, Hold the Swiss
P. J. O’Rourke
January 17, 2014
As expected, initial reports were met with cries of “Stupid!”Will Valve’s New Steam Controller Revolutionize Video Game Play?
September 27, 2013
On Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who said Republicans are acting like the Stupid Party?Donald Trump, Still Wacky, Rips Republicans at CPAC
March 15, 2013
They did not pander to social-conservative populists, and no one would accuse them of representing the Party of Stupid.GOP Needs More Northeast Republicans to Save the Party
January 30, 2013
But advocates of the Party of Stupid keep intruding on responsible civic conversation.Lone Star College Shooting Proves Handguns on Campus Is a Bad Idea
January 23, 2013
I mean to say, when he sharply rebuked me for clumsiness or cried out "Stupid!"Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Stupid Harriet caught her, boxed her ears, and tore the post-card into fragments.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
Stupid things puns—made one myself then, though—just like me.Frank Fairlegh
Frank E. Smedley
Stupid birds, eh, to think they were frightened when they weren't?A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire
Jane L. Stewart
Stupid pupils, who could not remember the lesson, sometimes had to stay till ten.The Promised Land
- 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
- informal a stupid person
Word Origin and History for stupid
1540s, "mentally slow," from Middle French stupide, from Latin stupidus "amazed, confounded," literally "struck senseless," from stupere "be stunned, amazed, confounded," from PIE *(s)tupe- "hit," from root *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)).
Native words for this idea include negative compounds with words for "wise" (cf. Old English unwis, unsnotor, ungleaw), also dol (see dull), and dysig (see dizzy). Stupid retained its association with stupor and its overtones of "stunned by surprise, grief, etc." into mid-18c. The difference between stupid and the less opprobrious foolish roughly parallels that of German töricht vs. dumm but does not exist in most European languages.