• (British) IPA: /ˈstjuːpɪd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈst(j)upɪd/
  • (Northern UK) IPA: /ˈʃtjuːpɪd/, /stʃjuːpɪd/
  • (South Australia) IPA: /ˈʃt͡ʃjuːpəd/

stupid (comparative stupider, superlative stupidest)

  1. Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
    Because it's a big stupid jellyfish!
  2. To the point of stupor.
    Neurobiology bores me stupid.
  3. (archaic) Characterized by or in a state of stupor; paralysed.
    • 1702 Alexander Pope, Sappho 128:
      No sigh to rise, no tear had pow'r to flow, Fix'd in a stupid lethargy of woe.
  4. (archaic) Lacking sensation; inanimate; destitute of consciousness; insensate.
    • 1744 George Berkeley, Siris §190:
      Were it not for [fire], the whole wou'd be one great stupid inanimate mass.
  5. Dulled in feeling or sensation; torpid
  6. (slang) Amazing.
    That dunk was stupid! His head was above the rim!
  7. (slang) Darn, annoying.
    I fell over the stupid wire.
    • 2018, "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" DuckTales:
      Duey: "It's too narrow for all three of us. Oh, bummer!"
      Huey "Or we could just go single file."
      Duey "Stupid smart Huey..."
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  1. (slang) Extremely.
    My gear is stupid fly.
    • 2011 Allen Gregory, "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1):
      Richard DeLongpre: Aw, we did, didn't we? I'm sorry. I'm so stupid in love with you.
Translations Noun


  1. A stupid person; a fool.
    • 1910, Saki, ‘The Strategist’, Reginald in Russia:
      ‘You stupid!’ screamed the girls, ‘we've got to guess the word.’
    • 1922, Elizabeth G. Young, Homestead ranch
      "What a stupid I am!" Harry exclaimed, as she watched the man ride away in the distance.
  2. (colloquial, uncountable) The state or condition of being stupid.
    His stupid knows no bounds.

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