Definition of stupidity in English:

stupidity

noun

mass noun
  • 1Behaviour that shows a lack of good sense or judgement.

    ‘I can't believe my own stupidity’
    count noun ‘one of the stupidities of our age’
    • ‘If ever a great end to a league season was spoilt by one bloke's stupidity it was this one by charming Chris.’
    • ‘And you can't rise up every time someone does something stupid and pass a law for the masses to stop the stupidity.’
    • ‘Please forgive me for my stupidity.’
    • ‘I'm tired of the games, the stupidities, the frustrations, the dynamics, the everything.’
    • ‘The Wall Street boys got themselves in a huge mess through their own greed and stupidity.’
    • ‘The planet is now suffering because of our own stupidity and we are trying to make ourselves feel better by recycling things.’
    • ‘Too many people get hurt because of fireworks - whether through their own stupidity, or through the stupidity of others.’
    • ‘Why should I suffer because of somebody's negligence, carelessness, stupidity or even a deliberate act on his or her part?’
    • ‘I have no one to blame but myself for my stupidity.’
    • ‘There are plenty of precedents for laws protecting people from their own stupidity - the compulsory use of seat-belts and crash helmets being two obvious examples.’
    • ‘Of course, that was utter stupidity on my part.’
    • ‘In other words, relying on the continued stupidity of central bankers is not the most tenable investment thesis.’
    • ‘The planet, which was laid waste some millennia previously thanks to the stupidity of mankind, is now littered with ruins.’
    • ‘This little boy has nearly lost his life through somebody's stupidity.’
    • ‘It's not a reporter's job to protect a star's image, or to protect him from his own stupidity.’
    • ‘I'm just incapable of ignoring the vast stupidity that appears to be going on around me.’
    • ‘He's dying for some ice cream but knows it would be the height of stupidity to be seen there.’
    • ‘A man is inseparable from his congenital vanities and stupidities, as a dog is inseparable from its fleas.’
    • ‘He inwardly laughed at his own stupidity.’
    • ‘To jeopardize yourself and those you love just to prove your point is plain stupidity.’
    • ‘To not reduce the retail price in the face of the facts is sheer stupidity.’
    lack of intelligence, unintelligence, foolishness, denseness, brainlessness, ignorance, mindlessness, dull-wittedness, dull-headedness, dullness, slow-wittedness, doltishness, slowness, vacancy
    foolishness, folly, silliness, idiocy, brainlessness, senselessness, irresponsibility, injudiciousness, ineptitude, inaneness, inanity, irrationality, absurdity, ludicrousness, ridiculousness, fatuousness, fatuity, asininity, pointlessness, meaninglessness, futility, fruitlessness, madness, insanity, lunacy
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    1. 1.1 The quality of being stupid or unintelligent.
      ‘a comedy of infantile stupidity’
      • ‘I am left pondering the stupidity of this juxtaposition.’
      • ‘Our hearts are created to experience great things; most of us have no idea of what could happen in our lives if we would overcome our stupidity and dullness.’
      • ‘Once the complete stupidity of these subsidies becomes apparent, governments will cease paying them and many wind farms will go bankrupt.’
      • ‘He is a PhD student in Classics so you can imagine he has done a lot of stupid things, not out of actual stupidity, but out of absent mindedness.’
      • ‘I'm not asking for any resignations at this point as I don't know how far up the chain of command this stupidity goes.’
      • ‘Despite its length and stupidity, this is the first entertaining document to be published by the Scottish Executive.’
      • ‘I assure you that any reasonable and thinking person reading this contretemps of lazy writing and outright stupidity may just harbor suicidal thoughts.’
      • ‘"Your policy is based in ignorance, hate, and stupidity," one E-mail read.’
      • ‘The only thing that they are good at is showing their own stupidity.’
      • ‘She said the offences were the result of ignorance and gross stupidity, and it was an extremely hard lesson which he had now learned.’
      • ‘As for the continuity goofs (of which there are many) - they probably would have been more obvious if the stupidity of the story hadn't camouflaged them so effectively.’
      • ‘Not all of the humor makes fun of Derek's stupidity; there are some clever things to be found in Zoolander as well.’
      • ‘His villain is the other side of man: stupidity, greed, and the reckless pursuit of power.’
      • ‘The worse RBTV has to offer could not match the mind numbing stupidity of this caper.’
      • ‘During the heightened moments of the film, the feeling of fearfulness is overshadowed by the stupidity of the plot.’
      • ‘The admiral laughed in spite of the stupidity of such reasoning.’
      • ‘It's my hope that they'll stumble into some miracle cure for stupidity, thusly reducing my stupid rating by a factor of 5 or more.’
      • ‘We are prone to desire more than we have, hate those who disagree with us and commit shameful things because of stupidity.’
      • ‘To confess that I did not realize the implications of my actions would be stupid, even beyond the stupidity of my previous letter to you.’
      • ‘The ability of the human mind to rationalize away stupidity is absolutely staggering.’

Pronunciation

stupidity

/stjʊˈpɪdɪti//stʃuːˈpɪdɪti//stjuːˈpɪdɪti//stʃʊˈpɪdɪti/