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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.
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stupidity

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

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

stupidity

[stjuːˈpɪdəti] nstupidité f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

stupidity

nDummheit f; (= silliness also)Blödheit f (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

stupidity

[stjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ] nstupidità f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

stupidity

n. estupidez.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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