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stu·pid·i·ty

 (sto͞o-pĭd′ĭ-tē, styo͞o-)
n. pl. stu·pid·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being stupid.
2. A stupid act, remark, or idea.

stupidity

(stjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or state of being stupid
2. a stupid act, remark, etc

stu•pid•i•ty

(stuˈpɪd ɪ ti, styu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state, quality, or fact of being stupid.
2. a stupid act, notion, speech, etc.
[1535–45]

Stupidity

 

See Also: ABSURDITY, DULLNESS, FOOLISHNESS, INSULTS, MIND

  1. Assholes are like weeds, a bitch to get rid of and when you do, another one grows back in the same place —Jonathan Kellerman
  2. Brains like mashed potatoes —Anon
  3. Dumb as a beetle —Anon

    The beetle has been linked to dullness and stupidity since the sixteenth century.

  4. Dumb as a stick of wood —Anon
  5. Dumb as pure white lead —John Updike
  6. Had the brains of a Playboy bunny and fucked like one —Jonathan Valin
  7. He’d be sharper than a serpent’s tooth, if he wasn’t as dull as ditch water —Charles Dickens

    A Dickensian twist on King Lear’s lament about an ungrateful child.

  8. He’s like the man who thinks it’s raining when you pee in his eyes —Anon
  9. His head was as empty as a politician’s speech —Anon
  10. I’m as thick as a plank —Princess Diana excusing herself from playing a game with a patient during a hospital visit, quoted, Public Radio
  11. (About as) intelligent as a bundle of shawls —Henry James
  12. Isn’t very intelligent … he’s like a hound that simply follows the scent. He crumples his nose up, looking for his fleas —Henri-Pierre Roche
  13. Like dogs, that meeting with nobody else, bit one another —John Ray’s Proverbs
  14. (He) looked as if he’d stood in line twice when the brains were being handed out —Christopher Hale
  15. Look stupid as a poet in search of a simile —Thomas Holcroft
  16. A man with a small head is like a pin without any, very apt to get into things beyond his depth —Josh Billings
  17. (A snail’s about as) smart as mud —CBS-TV news story about snails being grown for escargot lovers, November 5, 1986
  18. (That man is) so stupid it sits on him like a halo —Emlyn Williams
  19. (The free press in Israel has belatedly awakened to the meaning of this act, which was as) stupid as cracking the safe of your own bank —William Safire, New York Times/Op-ed, March 9, 1987

    Safire’s simile refers to Israel’s recruitment of an American as a spy.

  20. Stupid as jugs without handles —Honoré de Balzac
  21. Stupid as oysters —August E. F. Von Kotzbue
  22. To serve an unintelligent man is like crying in the wilderness, massaging the body of a dead man, planting water-lilies on dry land, whispering in the ear of the deaf —Panchatantra
  23. While he was not dumber than an ox, he was not any smarter either —James Thurber
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experiencestupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
inability - lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
denseness, dumbness, slow-wittedness - the quality of being mentally slow and limited
dullness, obtuseness - the quality of being slow to understand
backwardness, mental retardation, subnormality, slowness, retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
craziness, foolishness, folly, madness - the quality of being rash and foolish; "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"
vacuousness - indicative of or marked by mental vacuity and an absence of ideas; "the vacuousness of her face belied her feelings"
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
2.stupidity - a stupid mistakestupidity - a stupid mistake      
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

stupidity

Translations
حَماقَه، غَباء
hlouposttupost
dumhed
heimska
stupiditate
neumnost
aptallık

stupidity

[stjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ] N
1. (= quality) → estupidez f
he laughed at their stupidityse reía de su estupidez
an act of stupidityuna acción estúpida
2. (= stupid thing) → estupidez f, tontería f

stupidity

[stjuːˈpɪdəti] nstupidité f

stupidity

nDummheit f; (= silliness also)Blödheit f (inf)

stupidity

[stjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ] nstupidità f inv

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

stupidity

n. estupidez.
References in classic literature ?
And even in secular plays they venture to introduce miracles without any reason or object except that they think some such miracle, or transformation as they call it, will come in well to astonish stupid people and draw them to the play.
The clever people never listen, and the stupid people never talk.
As a kind of compensation I am allowed to tell the truth, for it is a well-known fact that only stupid people tell 'the truth.
This stupidity proves with what force they turn their minds to celestial matters; although the Voltairean Chevalier de Valois declared that it was difficult to decide whether stupid people became naturally pious, or whether piety had the effect of making intelligent young women stupid.
Proving he is yet to grasp the meaning of irony and self-awareness, Trump said people are "fed up with stupid leaders, they are fed up with stupid people.
To the contrary, unlike the other stupid people in the world, who tend to suffer, endure the pain, stitch and torch themselves or make similar nonsense gestures as a sign of protest when desperate, Macedonians submissively lower their heads and obey, adds Geroski.
It is not meant to be used to dislike someone's holiday photos or a 'selfie' (although I am sure there will be some stupid people who use it for that).
But with the rhetoric from Trump ("We are led by very, very stupid people.
What a stupid idea made by a bunch of stupid people.
It's an hour-long spesh of the 'you couldn't make it up' comedy about all the stupid people who work at the BBC.
I, on behalf of all Muslims, offer my condolences to those who lost their lives at the hands of such merciless and stupid people.
He also muses on postal workers, bullies, playing hooky from work, stupid people, the economy, the Food Network, clutter, and things made in China.