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stu·pid

 (sto͞o′pĭd, styo͞o′-)
adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est
1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied: felt stupid after taking the pain medication.
5. Used to express disparagement or exasperation: Take your stupid notebook and go home.
n.
A stupid or foolish person.

[Latin stupidus, from stupēre, to be stunned.]

stu′pid·ly adv.
stu′pid·ness n.

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
informal a stupid person
[C16: from French stupide, from Latin stupidus silly, from stupēre to be amazed]
ˈstupidly adv
ˈstupidness n

stu•pid

(ˈstu pɪd, ˈstyu-)

adj. -er, -est,
n. adj.
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, esp. 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.
n.
7. Informal. a stupid person.
[1535–45; < Latin stupidus=stup(ēre) to be numb or stunned + -idus -id4]
stu′pid•ly, adv.
stu′pid•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stupid - a person who is not very brightstupid - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
berk - a stupid person who is easy to take advantage of
blockhead, bonehead, dumbass, dunce, dunderhead, fuckhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull, shithead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
klutz - (Yiddish) a clumsy dolt
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
Adj.1.stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
unintelligent, stupid - lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"
smart - showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
2.stupid - in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock; "he had a dazed expression on his face"; "lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow"; "was stupid from fatigue"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
3.stupid - lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
retarded - relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"

stupid

adjective
2. silly, foolish, daft (informal), rash, trivial, ludicrous, meaningless, irresponsible, pointless, futile, senseless, mindless, laughable, short-sighted, ill-advised, idiotic, fatuous, nonsensical, half-baked (informal), inane, crackpot (informal), unthinking, puerile, unintelligent, asinine, imbecilic, crackbrained I wouldn't call it art. It's just stupid and tasteless. You won't go and do anything stupid, will you?
silly wise, sensible, shrewd, reasonable, realistic, thoughtful, prudent, astute, well-thought-out
3. senseless, dazed, groggy, into oblivion, punch-drunk, insensate, semiconscious, into a daze She would drink herself stupid.
Quotations
"He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of hard words and obscure sentences, and asks why books are written which cannot be understood" [Dr. Johnson The Idler]
"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand" [Cardinal De Retz Mémoirs]

stupid

adjective
1. Lacking mental and physical alertness and activity:
Slang: dopey.
2. Lacking in intelligence:
Informal: thick.
Slang: dimwitted, dopey.
Translations
أحْمَق، غَبيغَبي، مَخْبولغَبِيّ
hloupýotupený
dumsløv
typerätyhmä
glup
buta
bebal
heimskur; heimskulegursljór, sinnulaus
愚かな
바보같은
apdujęsbukaprotis
apdullismuļķīgsstulbs
domidiootidiote
stupid
neumen
dum
โง่
ngu xuẩn

stupid

[ˈstjuːpɪd]
A. ADJ
1. (= unintelligent) [person] → estúpido, tonto, imbécil; [question, remark, idea] → estúpido, tonto; [mistake, game] → tonto, bobo
don't be (so) stupidno seas tonto
I'll never do anything so stupid againnunca volveré a cometer semejante estupidez
don't do anything stupid, will you?no vayas a hacer alguna tontería ¿eh?
it's stupid to leave money lying aroundes una estupidez or es de tontos dejar el dinero a la vista de todos
to act stupid (= pretend to be stupid) → hacerse el tonto; (= behave stupidly) → hacer el tonto
she looks stupid in that hat, that hat looks stupid on herestá ridícula con ese sombrero
it looks stupidse ve ridículo, queda ridículo
to make sb look stupiddejar a algn en ridículo
it was stupid of youfue una tontería por tu parte, ¡qué tonto or imbécil fuiste!
it was stupid of me to say thatfui tonto al decir esocometí una estupidez al decir eso
it was a stupid thing to dofue una tontería or una estupidez
that's the stupidest thing I ever heardjamás he oído semejante tontería or estupidez
see also plain B1
2. (= insensible, dazed) → atontado
to bore sb stupidmatar a algn de aburrimiento
to drink o.s. stupidpillarse una trompa de miedo
to knock sb stupiddejar a algn atontado or aturdido de un golpe, dejar a algn tonto or lelo de un golpe
to laugh o.s. stupidpartirse de risa
3. (= pesky) → maldito, condenado
I hate these stupid shoesodio estos malditos or condenados zapatos
you stupid idiot!¡idiota!, ¡imbécil!
she gets annoyed by stupid little thingsse molesta por cualquier tontería, se molesta por cualquier chorrada (Sp)
B. N (as excl) don't do that, stupid!¡no hagas eso, imbécil!
come on, stupid! (said affectionately) → ¡venga bobo!
C. ADV don't talk stupid!¡no digas tonterías or estupideces!

stupid

[ˈstjuːpɪd] adj
(= foolish) [person, mistake, joke, question] → stupide
It's stupid to leave something lying around like that → C'est stupide de laisser traîner quelque chose comme ça.
What a stupid thing to do! → C'est vraiment stupide de faire une chose pareille!
a stupid joke → une plaisanterie stupide
don't be stupid! → ne sois pas stupide!
to make sb look stupid → faire passer qn pour un(e) imbécile
(expressing annoyance)fichu(e) before n
The stupid car wouldn't start → Cette fichue voiture refusait de démarrer.

stupid

adj
dumm; (= foolish also, boring, wretched)blöd(e) (inf); don’t be stupidsei nicht so blöd (inf); I’ve done a stupid thingich habe etwas ganz Dummes or Blödes (inf)gemacht; you stupid idiot!du blöder Idiot!; you stupid little man!Sie Blödmann! (inf); take that stupid look off your faceguck nicht so dumm or blöd (inf)!; that was stupid of youdas war dumm (von dir); that was a stupid thing to dodas war dumm; it was stupid of me (to say anything)es war blöd von mir (etwas zu sagen); I was stupid to do thates war dumm von mir, das zu tun; you would be stupid to move to Londondu wärst ja dumm or blöd (inf), → wenn du nach London ziehen würdest; to make somebody look stupidjdn blamieren; to be so stupid or to be stupid enough as to do somethingdumm genug sein, etw zu tun; it is the stupidest thing I’ve ever done/hearddas ist das Dümmste, was ich jemals getan/gehört habe
(= stupefied)benommen, benebelt; to drink oneself stupidsich sinnlos betrinken; the blow knocked him stupidder Schlag hat ihn völlig benebelt; to be stupid with tirednessganz benommen vor lauter Müdigkeit sein; to bore somebody stupidjdn zu Tode langweilen; to laugh oneself stupidsich dumm und dämlich lachen (inf)
adv (inf) to talk stupidQuatsch reden (inf); to act stupidsich dumm stellen
n (inf, = person) → Blödmann m (inf), → Dummkopf m (inf)

stupid

[ˈstjuːpɪd] adj (gen) → stupido/a; (person) → stupido/a, sciocco/a; (from sleep, drink) → intontito/a, istupidito/a
that was stupid of you, that was a stupid thing to do → hai fatto una stupidaggine
he drank himself stupid last night → era ubriaco fradicio ieri sera

stupid

(ˈstjuːpid) adjective
1. foolish; slow at understanding. a stupid mistake; He isn't as stupid as he looks.
2. in a bewildered or dazed state. He was (feeling) stupid from lack of sleep.
ˈstupidly adverb
stuˈpidity noun

stupid

غَبِيّ hloupý dum dumm κουτός estúpido typerä stupide glup stupido 愚かな 바보같은 dom dum głupi estúpido бестолковый dum โง่ aptal ngu xuẩn 愚蠢的

stupid

n. estúpido-a, imbécil.
References in classic literature ?
Not only were the texture and pattern uncommonly beautiful, but the clothes which were made of the stuff possessed this wonderful property that they were invisible to anyone who was not fit for his office, or who was unpardonably stupid.
Do not be stupid like all your people, who think me foolish and a witch with the evil eye.
There is the man whom we all know, stupid, unimaginative, whose brain is bitten numbly by numb maggots; who walks generously with wide-spread, tentative legs, falls frequently in the gutter, and who sees, in the extremity of his ecstasy, blue mice and pink elephants.
Fanny could read, work, and write, but she had been taught nothing more; and as her cousins found her ignorant of many things with which they had been long familiar, they thought her prodigiously stupid, and for the first two or three weeks were continually bringing some fresh report of it into the drawing-room.
Yes, poor doggie, you are very stupid, very stupid indeed, compared with us clever men, who understand all about politics and philosophy, and who know everything, in short, except what we are and where we came from and whither we are going, and what everything outside this tiny world and most things in it are.
Miss Grey,' said she, one evening, a month before the all-important day, as I was perusing a long and extremely interesting letter of my sister's--which I had just glanced at in the morning to see that it contained no very bad news, and kept till now, unable before to find a quiet moment for reading it,--'Miss Grey, do put away that dull, stupid letter, and listen to me
But as he was thinking all the while how stupid it was, he could not find a subject for conversation, and sat silent.
Man is stupid, you know, phenomenally stupid; or rather he is not at all stupid, but he is so ungrateful that you could not find another like him in all creation.
It was so cleverly stupid and unoriginal, and also so convincing, that the leaders cannot help but regard him as safe and sure, while his platitudes are so much like the platitudes of the average voter that - oh, well, you know you flatter any man by dressing up his own thoughts for him and presenting them to him.
The Cobbler, under the fear of death, confessed that he had no knowledge of medicine, and was only made famous by the stupid clamors of the crowd.
And that stupid set without whom my wife cannot exist, and those women.
And at last, perhaps, there comes a time when those books which seemed to us most dull and stupid delight us the most.