stupid

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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- (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[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈstjuːpɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈst(j)upɪd/
  • (Northern UK) IPA(key): /ˈʃtjuːpɪd/, /stʃjuːpɪd/
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Adjective[edit]

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. (slang) Amazing.
    That dunk was stupid! His head was above the rim!
  6. (slang) damn, annoying, darn
    I fell over the stupid wire.

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Adverb[edit]

stupid (comparative more stupid, superlative most stupid)

  1. (slang, dated) Extremely.
    My gear is stupid fly.

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Noun[edit]

stupid (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.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stupidus (senseless).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stupiːd/, [sd̥uˈpʰiðˀ]

Adjective[edit]

stupid (neuter stupidt, definite and plural stupide)

  1. oafish
  2. stupid (lacking in intelligence)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French stupide, Latin stupidus

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stupid 4 nom/acc forms

  1. stupid

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stupid

  1. stupidly

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