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"stupid" in British English

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stupidadjective

uk   /ˈstjuː.pɪd/  us   /ˈstuː.pɪd/
B1 silly or ​unwise; ​showingpoorjudgment or little ​intelligence: She was really stupid to ​quit her ​job like that. Whose stupid ​idea was it to ​travel at ​night? He now ​thinks that ​retiring early was a stupid thing to do. How could you be so stupid?
informal annoying, or ​causing a ​problem: Have ​your stupid ​book back if it's so ​important to you. I ​hate doing this stupid ​exercise, I just can't get it ​right.

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  • That was a really stupid thing to do.
  • How could he be so stupid?
  • I'm ​sorry! That was a stupid thing to say - I don't ​know what came over me.
  • Don't be so stupid.
  • She told me it was ​brand new and I was stupid enough to ​believe her.
stupid
noun [as form of address] uk   us   informal
Don't ​lock it, stupid!
stupidly
adverb uk   /ˈstjuː.pɪd.li/  us   /ˈstuː.pɪd.li/
Sorry, I stupidly ​forgot to ​bring my ​copy of the ​report - could I ​look at yours?
(Definition of stupid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stupid" in American English

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stupidadjective

 us   /ˈstu·pɪd/
lackingthought or ​intelligence: I just made another stupid ​mistake.
infml You might say something is stupid because it ​annoys you: Turn off that stupid ​program!
stupidity
noun [U]  us   /stuˈpɪd·ɪ·t̬i/
Can you ​believe my stupidity? I ​locked my ​keys in the ​car!
(Definition of stupid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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