stupid


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stupid \Stu"pid\, a. [L. stupidus, fr. stupere to be stupefied:
   cf. F. stupide.]
   1. Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in
      understanding; heavy; sluggish; in a state of stupor; --
      said of persons.
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            O that men . . . should be so stupid grown . . .
            As to forsake the living God!         --Milton.
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            With wild surprise,
            A moment stupid, motionless he stood. --Thomson.
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   2. Resulting from, or evincing, stupidity; formed without
      skill or genius; dull; heavy; -- said of things.
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            Observe what loads of stupid rhymes
            Oppress us in corrupted times.        --Swift.
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   Syn: Simple; insensible; sluggish; senseless; doltish;
        sottish; dull; heavy; clodpated. -- Stu"pid*ly, adv.
        -- Stu"pid*ness, n.
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