Contrary to What stupid Republicans Think… A completely different U.S. foreign policy may not be the answer.
As expected, initial reports were met with cries of “stupid!”
“stupid Germans,” Lippman purportedly told wary hedge-fund investors, despite the fact that he worked at a Deutsche Bank.
“stupid people do judge musical acts if they write their own songs,” he says.
They did not pander to social-conservative populists, and no one would accuse them of representing the Party of stupid.
stupid as they look, they are full of the strangest stories; and what is more, the stories are all true.
I mean to say, when he sharply rebuked me for clumsiness or cried out "stupid!"
stupid as I am I think (after what passed between me and her mother) I can guess what she meant.
stupid Harriet caught her, boxed her ears, and tore the post-card into fragments.
He turned towards me as if frightened at hearing my footsteps, and said to me, 'stupid meddler, who told you to follow me?'
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.