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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)tew- (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

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.
    It got trapped in the fishing net because it's a big stupid jellyfish!
    • 2014 May 1, John Barker, Futures: A Novel[1], PM Press, page 131:
      I should have spoke to him there and then, seen he was in the mood to do something stupid.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:stupid
  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, euphemistic) Replaces an obscene or profane word.
    • 1986 February 23, Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes (comic):
      Mom: Oh you stupid car! What's wrong with you now?!?
      Calvin: That's it, Mom! Go ahead and swear! We don't mind!
    • 1986 April 7, Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes (comic):
      Calvin, be quiet and eat the stupid lima beans.
    • 2018, "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" DuckTales:
      Dewey: "It's too narrow for all three of us. Oh, bummer!"
      Huey: "Or we could just go single file."
      Dewey: "Stupid smart Huey..."
    I fell over the stupid wire.
    We can't go swimming because there's a big stupid jellyfish in the water!

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Adverb

stupid (comparative more stupid, superlative most stupid)

  1. (slang) 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.
    • 2013, Lady Gaga (lyrics and music), “Jewels N' Drugs”, in Artpop:
      I'm your mother, sister, your father, brother / This family is stupid attractive

Translations

Noun

stupid (countable and uncountable, plural stupids)

  1. A stupid person; a fool.
    • 1910, Saki [pseudonym; Hector Hugh Munro], “The Strategist”, in Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches, London: Methuen & Co. [], OCLC 1263167, page 87:
      "You stupid!" screamed the girls, "we've got to guess the word. Now you'll have to go back and think of another."
    • 1922, Elizabeth G. Young, Homestead ranch
      "What a stupid I am!" Harry exclaimed, as she watched the man ride away in the distance.
    • 1972, “Smoke on the Water”, performed by Deep Purple:
      Some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground.
    • 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 condition or state of being stupid; stupidity, stupidness.
    His stupid knows no bounds.

Translations

Danish

Etymology

From Latin stupidus (senseless).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stupiːd/, [sd̥uˈpʰiðˀ]
  • Rhymes: -id

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

Borrowed from French stupide, from Latin stupidus. Cognate with English stupid and Italian stupido.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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

  1. stupid
    Synonyms: idiot, prost, tâmpit

Declension

Adverb

stupid

  1. stupidly

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