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STUPID, adjective [Latin , to be stupefied, properly to stop. See Stop.]

1. Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in understanding; heavy; sluggish.

O that men should be so stupid grown, as to forsake the living God.

With wild surprise, a moment stupid motionless he stood.

2. Dull; heavy; formed without skill or genius.

Observe what loads of stupid rhymes oppress us in corrupted times.