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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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "stupidity":

    foolishness, nonsense, folly, stupid, blunder

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  1. Juliette Kayyem:

    The public has to be cognizant that there is going to be unfairness or error or sometimes just stupidity.

  2. Robertson Davies:

    There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.

  3. Charles De Gaulle:

    Ignorance can be cured. Stupidity cannot be cured but it can be muffled with duct-tape.

  4. Robert J. Hanlon:

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

  5. Unknown:

    Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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