I. adjective Etymology: Middle French stupide, from Latin stupidus, from stupēre to be numb, be astonished — more at type Date: 1541 1. a. slow of mind ; obtuse b. given to unintelligent decisions or acts ; acting in an unintelligent or careless manner c. lacking intelligence or reason ; brutish 2. dulled in feeling or sensation ; torpid <
still stupid from the sedative
3. marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting ; senseless <
a stupid decision
4. a. lacking interest or point <
a stupid event
b. vexatious, exasperating <
the stupid car won't start
stupidly adverbstupidness noun Synonyms: stupid, dull, dense, crass, dumb mean lacking in power to absorb ideas or impressions. stupid implies a slow-witted or dazed state of mind that may be either congenital or temporary <
stupid students just keeping the seats warm
stupid with drink
. dull suggests a slow or sluggish mind such as results from disease, depression, or shock <
monotonous work that leaves the mind dull
. dense implies a thickheaded imperviousness to ideas <
too dense to take a hint
. crass suggests a grossness of mind precluding discrimination or delicacy <
a crass, materialistic people
. dumb applies to an exasperating obtuseness or lack of comprehension <
too dumb to figure out what's going on
. II. noun Date: 1712 a stupid person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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