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.

O that men . . . should be so stupid grown . . . As to forsake the living God! Milton.

With wild surprise, A moment stupid, motionless he stood. Thomson.

2.

Resulting from, or evincing, stupidity; formed without skill or genius; dull; heavy; -- said of things.

Observe what loads of stupid rhymes Oppress us in corrupted times. Swift.

Syn. -- Simple; insensible; sluggish; senseless; doltish; sottish; dull; heavy; clodpated. -- Stu"pid*ly (#), adv. -- Stu"pid*ness, n.

 

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