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Synonyms for stupidity
stuˈpɪd ɪ ti, styu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stupidity(noun)

    a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience

    Synonyms:
    folly, betise, foolishness, imbecility

    Antonyms:
    intelligence

  2. stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility(noun)

    a stupid mistake

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, imbecility, madness, foolery, betise, tomfoolery, indulgence, unwiseness, foolishness, folly, craziness

    Antonyms:
    intelligence

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stupidity

    Stupidity is sometimes loosely used for temporary dulness or partial stupor, but chiefly for innate and chronic dulness and sluggishness of mental action, obtuseness of apprehension, etc. Apathy may be temporary, and be dispelled by appeal to the feelings or by the presentation of an adequate motive, but stupidity is inveterate and commonly incurable. Compare APATHY; IDIOCY; STUPOR.

    Synonyms:
    apathy, dulness, insensibility, obtuseness, slowness, sluggishness, stupefaction, stupor

    Antonyms:
    acuteness, alertness, animation, brilliancy, cleverness, intelligence, keenness, quickness, readiness, sagacity, sense, sensibility

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stupidity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dulness, obtuseness, sluggishness of understanding, slowness of apprehension

  2. stupidity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lifelessness, heaviness, insipidity, tameness, vapidness, want of interest

  3. stupidity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stupor, lethargy, torpor, COMA, stupefaction, morbid drowsiness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stupidity":

    foolishness, nonsense, folly, stupid, blunder

How to pronounce stupidity?

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How to say stupidity in sign language?

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#9249madness
#12351nonsense
#18098indulgence
#20444stupidity
#21891folly
#28609apathy
#45358blunder
#47276foolishness
#49375lunacy
#53531slowness
#57260craziness
#68517stupor
#114781tomfoolery
#120897sluggishness
#173706imbecility
#180107foolery
#189206insensibility
#263474stupefaction
#269750dulness
#290675obtuseness

How to use stupidity in a sentence?

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.

  2. Milan Kundera, Interview on The Book of Laughter and Forgetting:

    The stupidity of people comes from having an answer to everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything... it seems to me that all over the world people nowadays prefer to judge rather than to understand, to answer rather than to ask, so that the voice of the novel can hardly be heard over the noisy foolishness of human certainties.

  3. Kevork Altounian:

    you go ahead and be stupid while I enjoy all the merits of your stupidity!

  4. unknown:

    The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius is limited.

  5. Jonathan Gruber:

    Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and, basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever. But basically that was really critical to getting the thing to pass.


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