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Webster 1913 Edition


Stupid

Stu′pid

,
Adj.
[L.
stupidus
, fr.
stupere
to be stupefied: cf. F.
stupide
.]
1.
Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in understanding; heavy; sluggish; in a state of stupor; – said of persons.
O that men . . . should be so
stupid
grown . . .
As to forsake the living God!
Milton.
With wild surprise,
A moment
stupid
, motionless he stood.
Thomson.
2.
Resulting from, or evincing, stupidity; formed without skill or genius; dull; heavy; – said of things.
Observe what loads of
stupid
rhymes
Oppress us in corrupted times.
Swift.
Syn. – Simple; insensible; sluggish; senseless; doltish; sottish; dull; heavy; clodpated.
Stu′pid-ly
(#)
,
adv.
Stu′pid-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stupid

STUPID

,
Adj.
[L., to be stupefied, properly to stop. See Stop.]
1.
Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in understanding; heavy; sluggish.
O that men should be so stupid grown, as to forsake the living God.
With wild surprise, a moment stupid, motionless he stood.
2.
Dull; heavy; formed without skill or genius.
Observe what loads of stupid rhymes oppress us in corrupted times.

Definition 2022


stupid

stupid

English

Adjective

stupid (comparative stupider or more stupid, superlative stupidest or most stupid)

  1. Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
    Because it's a big stupid jellyfish!
  2. To the point of stupor.
    Neurobiology bores me stupid.
  3. (archaic) Characterized by or in a state of stupor; paralysed.
    • 1702 Alexander Pope, Sappho 128:
      No sigh to rise, no tear had pow'r to flow, Fix'd in a stupid lethargy of woe.
  4. (archaic) Lacking sensation; inanimate; destitute of consciousness; insensate.
    • 1744 George Berkeley, Siris §190:
      Were it not for [fire], the whole wou'd be one great stupid inanimate mass.
  5. (slang) Amazing.
    That dunk was stupid! His head was above the rim!
  6. (slang) damn, annoying, darn
    I fell over the stupid wire.

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Adverb

stupid (comparative more stupid, superlative most stupid)

  1. (slang, dated) Extremely.
    My gear is stupid fly.

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Noun

stupid (plural stupids)

  1. A stupid person; a fool.
    • 1910, Saki, ‘The Strategist’, Reginald in Russia:
      ‘You stupid!’ screamed the girls, ‘we've got to guess the word.’
    • 1922, Elizabeth G. Young, Homestead ranch
      "What a stupid I am!" Harry exclaimed, as she watched the man ride away in the distance.
    • 1996, Anita Rau Badamim, Tamarind Mem
      At least those stupids got their money's worth out of this country before they burnt their lungs out.

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Danish

Etymology

From Latin stupidus (senseless).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stupiːd/, [sd̥uˈpʰiðˀ]

Adjective

stupid

  1. oafish
  2. stupid (lacking in intelligence)

Inflection

Inflection of stupid
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular stupid 2
Neuter singular stupidt 2
Plural stupide 2
Definite attributive1 stupide
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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  • stupiditet

Romanian

Etymology

French stupide, Latin stupidus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [stuˈpid]

Adjective

stupid m, n (feminine singular stupidă, masculine plural stupizi, feminine and neuter plural stupide)

  1. stupid

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Adverb

stupid

  1. stupidly

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