What does stupidity mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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


  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.

  2. stupiditynoun

    An act that is stupid.

    That stupidity cost me the job interview.

  3. Etymology: From stupiditas.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stupiditynoun

    Dulness; heaviness of mind; sluggishness of understanding.

    Etymology: stupidité, Fr. stupiditas, Latin.

    Shadwel alone, of all my sons, is he
    Who stands confirm’d in full stupidity. Dryden.


  1. Stupidity

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stupiditynoun

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

  2. Stupiditynoun

    stupor; astonishment; stupefaction

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


  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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  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. Rodrigo Cruz:

    Theres no reason behind this that I can tell you why it occurred, other than complete stupidity.

  2. Elbert Hubbard:

    Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

  3. Frank Zappa:

    There is more stupidity then hydrogen in the universe and it has a longer shelf life.

  4. Will Rogers:

    If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out

  5. Peter Henning:

    We know this is a disaster, we know bad decisions were made, but there is this feeling that it has to have been more than just stupidity.

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