What does stupidity mean?

Definitions for stupidity
stuˈpɪd ɪ ti, styu-stu·pid·i·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stupidity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stupiditynoun

    a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience

  2. stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecilitynoun

    a stupid mistake

Wiktionary

  1. stupiditynoun

    The property of being stupid.

    I suppose you can put it down to gross stupidity, but that's not much of an excuse.

    Etymology: From stupiditas.

  2. stupiditynoun

    An act that is stupid.

    That stupidity cost me the job interview.

    Etymology: From stupiditas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stupiditynoun

    the quality or state of being stupid; extreme dullness of perception or understanding; insensibility; sluggishness

    Etymology: [L. stupiditas: cf. F. stupidit.]

  2. Stupiditynoun

    stupor; astonishment; stupefaction

    Etymology: [L. stupiditas: cf. F. stupidit.]

Freebase

  1. Stupidity

    Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit, or sense. It may be innate, assumed, or reactive - "being 'stupid with grief' as a defence against psychological trauma", a state marked with "grief and despair...making even simple daily tasks a hardship."

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. stupidity

    1. The Utopia of the wise, the Lethe forbidden to the lips of genius. 2. The driving power of a Mass in motion. 3. An incurable state of somnambulism with which mankind is blessed, and under the spell of which it performs the most fantastic actions, such as marriage, balloting, warring, preaching, selling, buying, baptizing. 4. The _leit-motif_ of the Vaudeville called Progressiveness.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stupidity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stupidity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of stupidity in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    None of the dictionaries can accurately define stupidity than practically stupid itself; it authenticates an actual definition.

  2. Proverb:

    Stupidity is a disease without a medicine. #RealPandemic

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    there is no other profession in the history of man which shows his evil intent than politics, but this he already knows to be true, except for the fact that his emotions and ambitions won't allow him to admit because of his blind arrogance and stupidity.

  4. Proverb:

    If stupidity were a crime, half the human race would be hanged at every crossroads.

  5. Conan Doyle:

    When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.

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