[stoo-pid-i-tee, styoo-]

noun, plural stu·pid·i·ties for 2.

the state, quality, or fact of being stupid.
a stupid act, notion, speech, etc.

Nearby words

  1. stupefactive,
  2. stupefy,
  3. stupendous,
  4. stupendously,
  5. stupid,
  6. stupidly,
  7. stupor,
  8. sturbridge,
  9. sturdy,
  10. sturge-weber syndrome

Origin of stupidity

1535–45; < Latin stupiditās, equivalent to stupid(us) stupid + -itās -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stupidity


noun plural -ties

the quality or state of being stupid
a stupid act, remark, etc
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Word Origin and History for stupidity



1540s, "want of intelligence," from Latin stupiditas, from stupidus (see stupid). It also at various times meant "lack of feeling or emotion" (1560s); "stupor; numbness" (c.1600).

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