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stupidity

[stoo-pid-i-tee, styoo-] /stuˈpɪd ɪ ti, styu-/
noun, plural stupidities for 2.
1.
the state, quality, or fact of being stupid.
2.
a stupid act, notion, speech, etc.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin stupiditās, equivalent to stupid(us) stupid + -itās -ity
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  • They are frequently used as a symbol of size, strength, and stupidity.
  • Antonia referred to him as a monster, and used him as a standard for stupidity.
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stupidity

/stjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the quality or state of being stupid
2.
a stupid act, remark, etc
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Word Origin and History for stupidity
n.

1540s, "want of intelligence," from Latin stupiditas, from stupidus (see stupid). It also at various times meant "lack of feeling or emotion" (1560s); "stupor; numbness" (c.1600).

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