stupid

[stoo-pid, styoo]
adjective, stupider, stupidest.
1.
lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
2.
characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless: a stupid question.
3.
tediously dull, especially due to lack of meaning or sense; inane; pointless: a stupid party.
4.
annoying or irritating; troublesome: Turn off that stupid radio.
5.
in a state of stupor; stupefied: stupid from fatigue.
6.
Slang. excellent; terrific.
noun
7.
Informal. a stupid person.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin stupidus = stup(ēre) to be numb or stunned + -idus -id4

stupidly, adverb
stupidness, noun
unstupid, adjective
unstupidly, adverb
unstupidness, noun

ignorant, stupid.
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stupid (ˈstjuːpɪd)
 
adj
1.  lacking in common sense, perception, or normal intelligence
2.  (usually postpositive) stunned, dazed, or stupefied: stupid from lack of sleep
3.  having dull mental responses; slow-witted
4.  trivial, silly, or frivolous
 
n
5.  informal a stupid person
 
[C16: from French stupide, from Latin stupidus silly, from stupēre to be amazed]
 
'stupidly
 
adv
 
'stupidness
 
n

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stupid
1540s, "mentally slow," from M.Fr. stupide, from L. stupidus "amazed, confounded," lit. "struck senseless," from stupere "be stunned, amazed, confounded," from PIE *(s)tupe- "hit," from base *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Native words for this idea include negative compounds
with words for "wise" (cf. O.E. unwis, unsnotor, ungleaw), also dol (from root of Ger. toll "mad," related to Gk. tholeros "muddy, turbid"), 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 Ger. töricht vs. dumm but does not exist in most European languages.
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stupid definition


  1. mod.
    drunk. (See also get stupid.) : These kids are so stupid they can't see straight. They're all going to be sick.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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A movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it.
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