Definition of Stupid

1. Noun. A person who is not very bright. "The economy, stupid!"

2. Adjective. Lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity.

3. Adjective. In a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock. "Was stupid from fatigue"
Exact synonyms: Dazed, Stunned, Stupefied
Similar to: Confused

4. Adjective. Lacking intelligence. "A dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"
Exact synonyms: Unintelligent
Attributes: Intelligence
Similar to: Brainless, Headless
Also: Retarded
Derivative terms: Stupidity
Antonyms: Intelligent

Definition of Stupid

1. a. Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in understanding; heavy; sluggish; in a state of stupor; -- said of persons.

Definition of Stupid

1. Adjective. Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence. ¹

2. Adjective. To the point of stupor. ¹

3. Adjective. (archaic) Characterized by or in a state of stupor; paralysed. ¹

4. Adjective. (archaic) Lacking sensation; inanimate; destitute of consciousness; insensate. ¹

5. Adjective. (slang) Amazing. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: profane) damn, annoying, darn ¹

7. Adverb. (slang dated) Extremely. ¹

8. Noun. A stupid person; a fool. ¹

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Definition of Stupid

1. mentally slow [adj -PIDER, -PIDEST] : STUPIDLY [adv] / a stupid person [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stupid

stupid (current term)
stupid is as stupid does
stupid person

Literary usage of Stupid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1884)
"As stupid as stupid can be ! NED [to FRED and TED, looking decidedly ... College graduates stupid ? Heyday ! [Music and hurrahs heard outside. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Similes by Frank Jenners Wilstach (1916)
"stupid as a log. — ISAAC JACKMAN. stupid as hounds chasing an iron deer. ... stupid as a hog. — TOLSTOY. Sturdy. Sturdy as a wild ass's colt. — Cow- PER. ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1874)
"... a horse-chestnut tree, almost bare of leaves, has lately shown its confusion of Autumn with Spring by breaking out into bloom. A tree so stupid, ..."

4. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (1913)
""Oh, my dear, do forgive me if I've been stupid! He admires you so tremendously; and I thought " "You'll do as I ask, please—won't you? ..."

5. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"So too the pompous speak with an echo, and as their talk can only totter on with the aid of stilts, at every word they need the support of a stupid " bravo ..."

6. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"These stupid words forced me to laugh, and without saying farewell, I lowered my shoulders and retired. LXXXII The miserable bargain I had made with Bindo ..."

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