stupidly

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Etymology[edit]

stupid +‎ -ly

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stupidly (comparative more stupidly, superlative most stupidly)

  1. In a stupid manner.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, volume 1, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., page 26:
      She was so modest, so expressive, she had looked so soft in her thin white gown that he felt he had acted stupidly.
  2. To an extreme or excessive degree; absurdly.
    • 1898, Fox Russell, “Outridden”, in Fores's Sporting Notes and Sketches[1], volume 15:
      He is so—so proud of his money, and thinks every one ought to be as stupidly rich as he is himself.
    • 2011, Amy Kernahan, Orion is Upside Down[2]:
      As well as being stupidly hungry I had a raging thirst.

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