stupid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj 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"
    • adj stupid lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
    • adj stupid lacking intelligence "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"
    • n stupid a person who is not very bright "The economy, stupid!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The horned owl is the only animal stupid enough to attack a skunk.
    • Stupid Resulting from, or evincing, stupidity; formed without skill or genius; dull; heavy; -- said of things. "Observe what loads of stupid rhymes
      Oppress us in corrupted times."
    • Stupid Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in understanding; heavy; sluggish; in a state of stupor; -- said of persons. "O that men . . . should be so stupid grown . . . As to forsake the living God!""With wild surprise,
      A moment stupid , motionless he stood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stupid In a state of stupor; having the faculties deadened or dulled; stupefied, either permanently or temporarily; benumbed.
    • stupid Lacking ordinary activity of mind; dull in ideas or expression; slow-witted; obtuse; crass.
    • stupid Characterized by mental dullness or inanity; witless; senseless; foolish; inane: as, a stupid joke; a stupid book; stupid fears.
    • stupid Synonyms Heavy, dull, drowsy, lethargic, comatose, torpid.
    • stupid Muddy-brained, muddled.
    • stupid Silly, Foolish, etc. (see absurd); flat, tame, humdrum, pointless, prosaic. See list under foolish.
    • n stupid A stupid or humdrum person; a blockhead; a dunce.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Stupid stū′pid struck senseless: insensible: deficient or dull in understanding: formed or done without reason or judgment: foolish: unskilful
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Quotations

  • Edwin H. Land
    Edwin H. Land
    “Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.”
  • Bertrand Russell
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    “Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.”
  • Sherrill Brown
    Sherrill Brown
    “It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it.”

Idioms

I may be daft, but I'm not stupid - I might do or say silly things occasionally, but in this instance I know what I am doing (Usually used when someone questions your application of common-sense).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stupidus, fr. stupere, to be stupefied: cf. F. stupide,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. stupidus.

Usage

In literature:

He looked as stupidly guilty as any schoolboy.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
In fact, to a large extent the stupid children are the healthy ones by reason of their stupidity.
"The Curse of Education" by Harold E. Gorst
Scipio gazed stupidly about the living-room.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
There they sat for a minute looking rather stupidly into each other's faces.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
Stupid old vixen, who ought to have known better!
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Girls here are getting healthier and stupider and uglier every year.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
These natives are not so stupid as they appear, thought the chevalier.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
Say `Yes, sir,' and `No, sir,' if you are not too stupid to remember.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
If it were only known how often one can do a kindness by being stupid, perhaps many, out of love for humanity, would affect stupidity.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
Looked stupid but otherwise capable.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
Rosendo stood stupidly before him.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Am I as stupid as that comes to?
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Yet what made him so stupidly commonplace, and so dense?
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Oh, how stupid she was, how stupid!
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
There was no getting anything out of the woman, how terribly stupid she was.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
She was aghast at the stupidity, the cruel and brutal stupidity, of her lover.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
How stupid he had been!
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
To be kept up for hours, after the family were in bed, by stupid pamphlets was not very likely.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
A philosopher has noted that at certain periods a great many stupid people have a good deal of stupid money.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
It was better than looking at the greedy hieroglyphics wherewith a stupid few enslaved the stupider many.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
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In poetry:

Now the fields are brown and barren,
Bitter autumn blows,
And of all the stupid asters
Not one knows.
"Wild Asters" by Sara Teasdale
God in His infinite wisdom
Did not make me very wise-
So when my actions are stupid
They hardly take God by surprise
"Acceptance" by Langston Hughes
And even little
Stupid things that crawl
Among the reeds, deeming
That that is all,
Came a long weary way
To bid me home.
"A Ballad of The Kind Little Creatures" by Richard Le Gallienne
But still, in sudden moods of dusk,
I hear those great weird wings,
Feel vaguely thankful to the vast
Stupidity of things.
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
If he but mentions Cupid,
Or, smiling, calls me "fairy queen,"
I sigh, and looks so stupid!--
What can it mean--what can it mean?
"What Can It Mean?" by George Pope Morris
Dark is the world's eye, its ear is deaf,
the powerful lost in madness or stupidity.
Compassion's only felt by those whom suffering breaks,
and sufferers alone have hearts like you and me
"Denunciation" by Marie Under

In news:

"The Hunger Games" Rages Against Our Stupid Culture and Becomes Part of the Problem.
"I think it's stupid that I couldn't stop giggling", Cooper said.
"It would be nice to dismiss the stupid things that Americans believe as harmless, the price of having such a large, messy democracy," says Timothy Egan in The New York Times.
He did songs like, "Ain't That a Kick in the Head", "Night and Day", "Witchcraft", "Something Stupid", "That's Life".
There are bureaucrats, there are dumb bureaucrats, and then there are the health ministry bureaucrats in Sweden who've taken mindless bureaucratic stupidity to new heights.
Most pundits and pollsters agree that it's the economy, stupid.
'The Watch' Settles for Stupidity.
Now granted, I can't stand this just or he stupid way of ditzy speaking, I can still get behind seeing her in a bikini.
Milledge has skills, is stupid.
Is Google Making Us Stupid.
Restless is Stage IV stupid.
"It's the economy, stupid," or so said James Carville in 1992 explaining how his client, Bill Clinton, would win.
I know it sounds like a stupid thought, but I decided to run with it.
It is hard to want to learn something when someone is always there telling you how stupid you are.
That or some punk, some city brat with lousy friends and a downright stupid concept of a really great Saturday night.
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In science:

ID-logic theories for a number of reasons: to reduce the number of simple and stupid errors made by experts, to disambiguate expressions (e.g. between real or natural numbers) and to generate more optimized transformed expressions.
SLDNFA-system
Eventually B must encounter some martingale Ms which is stupid enough to bet money at the beginning of the interval, at which point the requirements for In can be satisfied (assuming In is sufficiently long to have such a “beginning.”) If In is not longer than L(s) then the requirements are not satisfied on In .
How powerful are integer-valued martingales?
Maybe the question marks mean that this bee is not sufficiently educated, but the bee is certainly not stupid.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
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A Mid-Infrared and Far-Infrared View of Galaxies
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The following says what symmetric complexes we may get by performing the stupid truncation σ≥p I on an exterior complex.
Describing coherent sheaves on projective spaces via Koszul duality
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Omega_m - Different Ways to Determine the Matter Density of the Universe
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