- 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 stupidly
Contemporary Examples of stupidly
Stupidly, and in a state of total disbelief and excitement, I signed the contract.Model Diaries: Escape From Istanbul
March 8, 2014
Historical Examples of stupidly
Stupidly, being taken by surprise, and being new at it, I fired at once at its head.Among Malay Pirates
G. A. Henty
Stupidly Smith stared at the spot from which she had disappeared.The Tree of Life
Catherine Lucille Moore
Stupidly he spoke, his hands deep in his pockets, his head rolled forward.McTeague
Stupidly enough, the man comprehended some part of his admonishment.The Day of Days
Louis Joseph Vance
Stupidly misunderstanding, he thought that Sonny was merely trying to avoid the child.The House in the Water
Charles G. D. Roberts
- 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 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.