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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