adjective, stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est.
Origin of stupid
Examples from the Web for stupidly
Stupidly, and in a state of total disbelief and excitement, I signed the contract.
Stupidly Annixter drove the question home again, at his wits' end as to how to make conversation.The Octopus|Frank Norris
Stupidly misunderstanding, he thought that Sonny was merely trying to avoid the child.The House in the Water|Charles G. D. Roberts
Stupidly he sat gazing at the back of the gamin who slunk beside the aversion of the driver on the box.Loveliness|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
British Dictionary definitions for stupidly
Word Origin for stupid
Word Origin and History for stupidly
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.