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"stupid" in British English

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stupidadjective

uk   /ˈstjuː.pɪd/ us   /ˈstuː.pɪd/
B1 silly or unwise; showing poor judgment 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/
lacking thought 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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