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Synonyms for stupidity
stuˈpɪd ɪ ti, styu-stu·pid·i·ty

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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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stupiditynoun

    a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience

    folly, betise, foolishness, imbecility


  2. stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecilitynoun

    a stupid mistake

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


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stupiditynoun

    dulness, obtuseness, sluggishness of understanding, slowness of apprehension

  2. stupiditynoun

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

  3. stupiditynoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stupidity":

    foolishness, nonsense, folly, stupid, blunder

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  1. Gene Wolfe:

    There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.

  2. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    Let's stop the outpouring of stupidity.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Great men honour intelligence, little men honour stupidity.

  4. Newt Gingrich:

    Anti-left, anti-PC, anti-stupidity and very passionately American, and he operates within that model all the time.

  5. Remy de Gourmont:

    Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.

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