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1    asininity, brainlessness, craziness, denseness, dimness, dopiness     (slang)   doziness     (Brit. informal)   dullness, dumbness     (informal)   feeble-mindedness, imbecility, lack of brain, lack of intelligence, naivety, obtuseness, puerility, simplicity, slowness, thickheadedness, thickness  
2    absurdity, bêtise     (rare)   fatuity, fatuousness, folly, foolhardiness, foolishness, futility, idiocy, impracticality, inanity, indiscretion, ineptitude, irresponsibility, ludicrousness, lunacy, madness, pointlessness, rashness, senselessness, silliness  
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  ( stupider    comparative)   ( stupidest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you say that someone or something is stupid, you mean that they show a lack of good judgment or intelligence and they are not at all sensible.   (=foolish)  
I'll never do anything so stupid again..., I made a stupid mistake..., Your father wouldn't have asked such a stupid question...     
  stupidly      adv   usu ADV with v, also ADV adj  
We had stupidly been looking at the wrong column of figures...     
   stupidity            ( stupidities    plural)    n-var   usu with poss  
I stared at him, astonished by his stupidity.     
2       adj   You say that something is stupid to indicate that you do not like it or care about it, or that it annoys you.,   (disapproval)    (=silly)  
I wouldn't call it art. It's just stupid and tasteless..., Friendship is much more important to me than a stupid old ring!     

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stupid, stud, stumpy, sturdy

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Expression used when faced with somebody else's stupidity or inadequacy. It can be used to convey dismay, disappointment, ridicule, or disapproval.
[Hum.];[Fam.] When someone does something stupid, instinctively, your palm hits your own face or forehead. That entire series of action is now reduced to a single word: facepalm.
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