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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:

    foolishness, nonsense, folly, stupid, blunder

How to use stupidity in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    There is no sin except stupidity.

  2. Remy de Gourmont:

    Man is the inventor of stupidity.

  3. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    Let's stop the outpouring of stupidity.

  4. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

  5. Daniel Alejandro Valdes:

    Stupidity is the monocle of Intelligence.

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#21891folly
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#45358blunder
#47276foolishness
#49375lunacy
#53531slowness
#57260craziness
#68517stupor
#114781tomfoolery
#120897sluggishness
#173706imbecility
#180107foolery
#189206insensibility
#263474stupefaction
#269750dulness
#290675obtuseness

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