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Etymology

From Middle French stupide, from Latin stupidus (struck senseless, amazed), from stupeō (be amazed or confounded, be struck senseless), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tup-, *(s)tewp- (to wonder), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tu- (to stand, stay). Cognate with Old High German stubarōn (to be astonished, be stunned, be blocked). Related also to Old English stoppian (to block, stop). See stop.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈstjuːpɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈst(j)upɪd/
  • (Northern UK) IPA(key): /ˈʃtjuːpɪd/, /stʃjuːpɪd/
  • (file)
  • (South Australia) IPA(key): /ˈʃt͡ʃjuːpəd/

Adjective

stupid (comparative stupider or more stupid, superlative stupidest or most stupid)

  1. Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
    Because it's a big stupid jellyfish!
  2. To the point of stupor.
    Neurobiology bores me stupid.
  3. (archaic) Characterized by or in a state of stupor; paralysed.
    • 1702 Alexander Pope, Sappho 128:
      No sigh to rise, no tear had pow'r to flow, Fix'd in a stupid lethargy of woe.
  4. (archaic) Lacking sensation; inanimate; destitute of consciousness; insensate.
    • 1744 George Berkeley, Siris §190:
      Were it not for [fire], the whole wou'd be one great stupid inanimate mass.
  5. dulled in feeling or sensation; torpid
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, volume III, chapter 7:
      She had never seen Frank Churchill so silent and stupid. He said nothing worth hearing—looked without seeing—admired without intelligence—listened without knowing what she said.
  6. (slang) Amazing.
    That dunk was stupid! His head was above the rim!
  7. (slang) damn, annoying, darn
    I fell over the stupid wire.
    • 2018 "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" DuckTales
      Duey "It's too narrow for all three of us. Oh, bummer!"
      Huey "Or we could just go single file."
      Duey "Stupid smart Huey..."

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Adverb

stupid (comparative more stupid, superlative most stupid)

  1. (slang, dated) Extremely.
    My gear is stupid fly.
    • 2011 Allen Gregory, "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1):
      Richard DeLongpre: Aw, we did, didn't we? I'm sorry. I'm so stupid in love with you.

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Noun

stupid (countable and uncountable, plural stupids)

  1. A stupid person; a fool.
    • 1910, Saki, ‘The Strategist’, Reginald in Russia:
      ‘You stupid!’ screamed the girls, ‘we've got to guess the word.’
    • 1922, Elizabeth G. Young, Homestead ranch
      "What a stupid I am!" Harry exclaimed, as she watched the man ride away in the distance.
    • 1996, Anita Rau Badamim, Tamarind Mem
      At least those stupids got their money's worth out of this country before they burnt their lungs out.
  2. (colloquial, uncountable) The state or condition of being stupid.
    His stupid knows no bounds.

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Danish

Etymology

From Latin stupidus (senseless).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stupiːd/, [sd̥uˈpʰiðˀ]

Adjective

stupid

  1. oafish
  2. stupid (lacking in intelligence)

Inflection

Inflection of stupid
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular stupid 2
Neuter singular stupidt 2
Plural stupide 2
Definite attributive1 stupide
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Romanian

Etymology

French stupide, Latin stupidus

Pronunciation

Adjective

stupid m, n (feminine singular stupidă, masculine plural stupizi, feminine and neuter plural stupide)

  1. stupid

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Adverb

stupid

  1. stupidly

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