[ 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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How to use stupid in a sentence
Now I am happy that my head was strong and I didn’t do anything stupid like going to Europe or something like that.Thrust into a starting role, Capitals rookie goaltender Vitek Vanecek is off to a stellar start|Samantha Pell|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
My nose was too big for my face, I was severely underweight, my hair was stupid.
Every gift we buy her is the stupidest thing she has ever seen, and we should have given her cash.Miss Manners: Stop trying to please abusive parent|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
Then there’s a spectrum between that and people who are just trying to dunk on anti-vaxxers for being stupid.Why Fights Over The COVID-19 Vaccine Are Everywhere On Facebook|Kaleigh Rogers|January 22, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Each side believes that it is motivated purely by reason, facts and compassion, and that the other side is evil and stupid and sincerely wants people to die.Dave Barry’s Year in Review 2020|Dave Barry|December 27, 2020|Washington Post
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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