- The definition of stupid is a person with less than normal intelligence or a boring situation.
- An example of stupid is an adult who doesn't know the answer to 1+1.
- An example of stupid is an unimportant meeting with dull conversation.
- in a state of stupor; dazed; stunned; stupefied
- lacking normal intelligence or understanding; slow-witted; dull
- showing or resulting from a lack of normal intelligence; foolish; irrational: a stupid idea
- dull and boring; tiresome [a stupid party]: also used informally as a generalized term of disapproval: a stupid hat
Origin of stupidClassical Latin stupidus ; from stupere, to be stunned or amazed ; from Indo-European an unverified form steup-, to strike: see steep
- Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
- Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
- Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
- Dazed, stunned, or stupefied: felt stupid after taking the pain medication.
- Used to express disparagement or exasperation: Take your stupid notebook and go home.
Origin of stupidLatin stupidus, from stupēre, to be stunned.
(comparative stupider or more stupid, superlative stupidest or most stupid)
- Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
- Because it's a big stupid jellyfish!
- To the point of stupor.
- Neurobiology bores me stupid.
- (archaic) Characterized by or in a state of stupor; paralysed.
- (archaic) Lacking sensation; inanimate; destitute of consciousness; insensate.
- (slang) Amazing.
- That dunk was stupid! His head was above the rim!
- (slang) damn, annoying, darn
- I fell over the stupid wire.
(comparative more stupid, superlative most stupid)
- (slang, dated) Extremely.
- My gear is stupid fly.
- A stupid person; a fool.
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.