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1‘another asinine bit of advertising’
stupid, foolish, pointless, brainless, mindless, senseless, doltish, idiotic, imbecilic, imbecile, insane, lunatic, ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, preposterous, nonsensical, fatuous, silly, childish, infantile, puerile, immature, juvenile, inane, witless, half-baked, empty-headed, unintelligent, half-witted, slow-witted, weak-minded
informal crazy, dumb, cretinous, moronic, gormless, damfool
British informal divvy, daft
Northern English Scottish informal glaikit
North American informal dumb-ass, chowderheaded
South African informal dof
West Indian informal dotish
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