Meaning of stupid in English:


Pronunciation /ˈstjuːpɪd/

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adjectiveadjective stupider, adjective stupidest

  • 1Having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense.

    ‘I was stupid enough to think she was perfect’
    • ‘how could she be so stupid?’
    • ‘that is such a stupid question’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The music was too loud and I'd been stupid enough to choose to sit right under the one of the wall-mounted speakers.’
    • ‘If you're stupid enough to be honest then you get what you deserve.’
    • ‘Sit for hours on end next to some poxy lake on the half chance that some fish will be stupid enough to bite the hook you've left lying around for them.’
    • ‘If you are going to disrupt a good party and if you are stupid enough to fall out of a tree I want to see you writhing pain.’
    • ‘Lots of things scare me, including train surfing, which I'm not stupid enough to have done.’
    • ‘It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone will be stupid enough to try and overtake them.’
    • ‘According to the authorities no one has been stupid enough to repeat the offence.’
    • ‘Any one who is stupid enough to think we live in the lap of luxury is out of their mind.’
    • ‘No one believes that Indian leaders would be stupid enough to let a nuclear war occur.’
    • ‘She was actually real good at vacuuming, but nobody was stupid enough to say that to her.’
    • ‘She would never be stupid enough to drink when she knew what the outcome could be.’
    • ‘She had balked, not stupid enough to go to his turf, alone, so he could do her bodily harm.’
    • ‘Deryck wasn't stupid enough to drink then drive his drunken friends home if he himself was drunk.’
    • ‘The cat with its grey coat seemed to have been stupid enough to smuggle into my inner wears.’
    • ‘Ice inhaled sharply craning her neck to see if any more were stupid enough to come out.’
    unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, dull-witted, dull, slow-witted, witless, slow, dunce-like, simple-minded, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid, half-witted, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic, imbecile, obtuse, doltish
    foolish, silly, unintelligent, idiotic, brainless, mindless, scatterbrained, crackbrained, nonsensical, senseless, irresponsible, unthinking, ill-advised, ill-considered, inept, witless, damfool, unwise, injudicious, indiscreet, short-sighted
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    1. 1.1Dazed and unable to think clearly.
      • ‘apprehension was numbing her brain and making her stupid’
    2. 1.2 informal Used to express exasperation or boredom.
      • ‘she told him to stop messing about with his stupid painting’


  • A stupid person (often used as a term of address)

    • ‘you're not a coward, stupid!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We had people of a certain genius who would go on to great things; and we had our fair share of stupids.’
    • ‘You mean you said something like ‘hey stupids, stop writing me hate mail, I'm not the company’?’
    • ‘None of this is simply false: ideology is not a set of delusions foisted upon the stupid.’
    fool, nincompoop, dunce, dullard, ignoramus
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Mid 16th century from French stupide or Latin stupidus, from stupere ‘be amazed or stunned’.