Definition of stupid in English:


Line breaks: stu¦pid
Pronunciation: /ˈstjuːpɪd

adjective (stupider, stupidest)


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  • A stupid person (often used as a term of address): you’re not a coward, stupid!
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    • It soon became apparent that he was suffering from the stupids when he repeatedly asked for directions to where we were already taking him.
    • They're still stupids who should not be allowed out in public.
    • I appreciate it a lot, but don't bother with the stupids, for it is wiser to just laugh at them.



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  • He said his client had acted completely stupidly and totally out of character.
  • In fact, stupidly, and quite embarrassingly, I was one of the only people really laughing in the room.
  • The first was Jarrett; who quite stupidly charged his opponent with a tediously slow right armed swing.


mid 16th century: from French stupide or Latin stupidus, from stupere 'be amazed or stunned'.

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