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-, *(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[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.
  2. (colloquial, uncountable) The state or condition of being stupid.
    His stupid knows no bounds.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stupidus(senseless).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stupiːd/, [sd̥uˈpʰiðˀ]

Adjective[edit]

stupid

  1. oafish
  2. stupid (lacking in intelligence)

Inflection[edit]

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[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French stupide, Latin stupidus

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. stupid

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stupid

  1. stupidly

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