stupidly, and in a state of total disbelief and excitement, I signed the contract.
stupidly Annixter drove the question home again, at his wits' end as to how to make conversation.
stupidly Smith stared at the spot from which she had disappeared.
stupidly he spoke, his hands deep in his pockets, his head rolled forward.
stupidly he sat gazing at the back of the gamin who slunk beside the aversion of the driver on the box.
stupidly they stared after their escaped companion, whose black head was visible upon the water, steering for the land.
stupidly Nona Davis repeated the words aloud, because they puzzled her.
stupidly, I am still also bending over the outlet valve of the helmet, trying to see whether M'Clare is still breathing or not.
stupidly my eyes rested on the carefully lettered and numbered shelves of books, and then on the slovenly litter of the table.
stupidly he was aware that the new minister was doing something by him that was not exactly usual.
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.