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stupid

[stoo-pid, styoo‐] /ˈstu pɪd, ˈstyu‐/
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
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin stupidus = stup(ēre) to be numb or stunned + -idus -id4
Related forms
stupidly, adverb
stupidness, noun
unstupid, adjective
unstupidly, adverb
unstupidness, noun
Can be confused
ignorant, stupid.
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British Dictionary definitions for stupidness

stupid

/ˈstjuːpɪd/
adjective
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
noun
5.
(informal) a stupid person
Derived Forms
stupidly, adverb
stupidness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from French stupide, from Latin stupidus silly, from stupēre to be amazed
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Word Origin and History for stupidness

stupid

adj.

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stupidness

stupid

adj,adj phr

Excellent; splendid; cool, rad: That's stupid/ Yep. Cool, mellow and stupid fresh (1980s+ Black)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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