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Meaning of “stupid” in the English Dictionary

"stupid" in British English

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stupidadjective

uk   /ˈstjuː.pɪd/  us   /ˈstuː-/
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   us   /-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)
Translations of “stupid”
in Korean 멍청한…
in Arabic غَبيّ…
in Malaysian bodoh, bengong…
in French stupide, hébété…
in Russian глупый, дурацкий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢的, 糊塗的, 欠考慮的…
in Italian stupido…
in Turkish aptal, budala, ahmak…
in Polish głupi…
in Spanish estúpido, bobo, tonto…
in Vietnamese ngu dại, đần độn, ngẩn người ra…
in Portuguese estúpido, idiota, imbecil…
in Thai โง่, มึนงง…
in German dumm, benommen…
in Catalan estúpid…
in Japanese 愚かな, 頭が悪い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢的, 糊涂的, 欠考虑的…
in Indonesian tolol, pusing…
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