What does stupid mean?

Definitions for stupid
ˈstu pɪd, ˈstyu-stupid

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stupid.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stupid, stupid person, stupe, dullard, dolt, pudding head, pudden-head, poor fish, pillockadjective

    a person who is not very bright

    "The economy, stupid!"

  2. stupidadjective

    lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

  3. dazed, stunned, stupefied, stupid(p)adjective

    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"

  4. unintelligent, stupidadjective

    lacking intelligence

    "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"


  1. stupidnoun

    A stupid person; a fool.

  2. stupidadverb


    My gear is stupid fly.

  3. stupidadjective

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

    Because it's a big stupid jellyfish!

  4. stupidadjective

    To the point of stupor.

    Neurobiology bores me stupid.

  5. stupidadjective

    Characterized by or in a state of stupor; paralysed.

  6. stupidadjective

    Lacking sensation; inanimate; destitute of consciousness; insensate.

  7. stupidadjective


    That dunk was stupid! His head was above the rim!

  8. stupidadjective

    damn, annoying, darn

    I fell over the stupid wire.

  9. Etymology: From stupide, from stupidus, from stupeo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STUPIDadjective

    Etymology: stupide, French; stupidus, Latin.

    O that men should be so stupid grown
    As to forsake the living God. John Milton.

    Men, boys and women, stupid with surprise,
    Where e’er she passes, six their wond’ring eyes. Dryden.

    If I by chance succeed,
    Know, I am not so stupid, or so hard,
    Not to feel praise, or fame’s deserv’d reward. Dryden.

    With wild surprise
    A moment stupid, motionless he stood. James Thomson.

    Wit, as the chief of virtue’s friends,
    Disdains to serve ignoble ends:
    Observe what loads of stupid rhimes
    Oppress us in corrupted times. Jonathan Swift.


  1. stupid

    Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, or wit. It may be innate, assumed or reactive. The word stupid comes from the Latin word stupere. Stupid characters are often used for comedy in fictional stories. Walter B. Pitkin called stupidity "evil", but in a more Romantic spirit William Blake and Carl Jung believed stupidity can be the mother of wisdom.


  1. stupid

    Stupid is an adjective used to describe someone or something that lacks intelligence, common sense, or is considered foolish or irrational. It is typically used to refer to actions, decisions, or behaviors that are perceived as lacking in sound judgment or logical reasoning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stupidadjective

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

  2. Stupidadjective

    resulting from, or evincing, stupidity; formed without skill or genius; dull; heavy; -- said of things

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stupid

    stū′pid, adj. struck senseless: insensible: deficient or dull in understanding: formed or done without reason or judgment: foolish: unskilful.—ns. Stupe (coll.), a stupid person; Stūpid′ity, Stū′pidness.—adv. Stū′pidly. [Fr.,—L. stupidus.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. stupidadjective


  2. stupidadjective

    Very. "Evil's got the funky beat, a stupid dope loop" -- Ice-T (Fried chicken).

  3. stupidadjective


  4. stupidadjective

    To act crazy. "Everywhere we go it's a party yall, we gonna get it crackin like it's Mardi Gras. Go stupid. Go stupid. Go stupid. Come and go stupid with me." (Go Stupid by Mac Dre)

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stupid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3768

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stupid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #943

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stupid' in Adjectives Frequency: #409

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stupid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stupid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of stupid in a Sentence

  1. Public Defender Howard Finkelstein:

    We're not shocked by those officers' racist attitudes, we're just shocked they were stupid enough to make a movie about it, stupid knows no bounds within the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

  2. Andrei Lankov:

    Sony was stupid to make a movie about killing Kim Jung-un, but it was even more stupid to cave in to pressure.

  3. Maria Lipman:

    To think that living standards go down and people, what, revolt? It's too simplistic, that would follow the logic of 'it's the economy, stupid.' But it's not just the economy, stupid.

  4. Nikki Hornsby:

    Can't stop stupid we just shake our heads Can't stop stupid is what is said Can't stop stupid no matter what we do Can't stop stupid as it may even happen to you

  5. Katharine Hepburn:

    I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret...if you have any sense....And if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.

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