stu·pid /ˈstupəd, ˈstju-/
1. Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in understanding; heavy; sluggish; in a state of stupor; -- said of persons.
O that men . . . should be so stupid grown . . .
As to forsake the living God! --Milton.
With wild surprise,
A moment stupid, motionless he stood. --Thomson.
2. Resulting from, or evincing, stupidity; formed without skill or genius; dull; heavy; -- said of things.
Observe what loads of stupid rhymes
Oppress us in corrupted times. --Swift.
Syn: -- Simple; insensible; sluggish; senseless; doltish; sottish; dull; heavy; clodpated.
-- Stu*pid*ly adv. -- Stu*pid*ness, n.
adj 1: lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity [ant: smart]
2: in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from
shock; "he had a dazed expression on his face"; "lay
semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow"; "was
stupid from fatigue" [syn: dazed, stunned, stupefied,
3: without much intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and
unintelligent co-workers" [syn: unintelligent] [ant: intelligent]
n : a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
[syn: stupid person, dullard, dolt, pudding head,
pudden-head, poor fish, pillock]