Definition of stupid in English:
adjective (stupider, stupidest)
- Of course, he wasn't stupid or irresponsible enough to abscond completely.
- Most accidents are caused by blowouts or other mechanical failures and stupid drivers with no common sense.
- I'm not stupid enough to think that we all feel the same way about everything.
nouninformal Back to top
- 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.
Our word stupid comes from French stupide or Latin stupidus, from stupere ‘to be amazed or stunned’, also the source of stupor (Late Middle English) and stupendous (mid 16th century). The ‘slow-witted, foolish’ sense dates from a similar period and eventually became established as the main meaning.
- Example sentences
- 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.
Words that rhyme with stupidCupid
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