[ stoo-pid, styoo‐ ]
/ ˈstu pɪd, ˈstyu‐ /
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adjective, stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est.
lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
annoying or irritating; troublesome: Turn off that stupid radio.
in a state of stupor; stupefied: stupid from fatigue.
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
stu·pid·ly, adverbstu·pid·ness, nounun·stu·pid, adjectiveun·stu·pid·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stupidignorant, stupid
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British Dictionary definitions for stupid
/ (ˈstjuːpɪd) /
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
Derived forms of stupidstupidly, adverbstupidness, noun
Word Origin for stupid
C16: from French stupide, from Latin stupidus silly, from stupēre to be amazed
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