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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 pronounce stupidity?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4775stupid
#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. Orrin Hatch:

    I respect my Democratic colleagues, but this is stupidity, if they want to cause an Armageddon, wait 'til the next nominee is nominated. Then, if they don't like that, that's perhaps when they could use the filibuster. But to use it on a nominee like Neil Gorsuch -- that's just crazy.

  2. Harlan Ellison.:

    The two most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

  3. Will Rogers:

    If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out

  4. Frank Zappa:

    Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

  5. Bruce Sterling, The Hacker Crackdown:

    Unlike human beings, computers possess the truly profound stupidity of the inanimate.


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