Stupid vs Idiocy - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between stupid and idiocy
is that stupid
is a stupid person; a fool while idiocy
is (psychology) the state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.
As an adjective stupid
is lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
As an adverb stupid
is (slang|dated) extremely.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
To the point of stupor.
- Because it's a big stupid jellyfish!
(archaic) Characterized by or in a state of stupor; paralysed.
* 1702 Alexander Pope, Sappho 128:
- Neurobiology bores me stupid .
(archaic) Lacking sensation; inanimate; destitute of consciousness; insensate.
* 1744 George Berkeley, Siris §190:
- No sigh to rise, no tear had pow'r to flow, Fix'd in a stupid lethargy of woe.
- Were it not for [fire], the whole wou'd be one great stupid inanimate mass.
(slang) damn, annoying, darn
- That dunk was stupid! His head was above the rim!
- I fell over the stupid wire.
* dense, dumb, retarded, unintelligent
* (especially in the Caribbean) stupidy
* See also
(slang, dated) Extremely.
- My gear is stupid fly.
A stupid person; a fool.
* 1910 , , ‘The Strategist’, Reginald in Russia :
* 1922 , Elizabeth G. Young, Homestead ranch
- ‘You stupid !’ screamed the girls, ‘we've got to guess the word.’
* 1996 , Anita Rau Badamim, Tamarind Mem
- "What a stupid I am!" Harry exclaimed, as she watched the man ride away in the distance.
1000 English basic words
- At least those stupids got their money's worth out of this country before they burnt their lungs out.
(psychology) The state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.
An act lacking intelligence or sense; an instance of senselessness; extremely foolish behaviour.
- The administrators, growing tired of such idiocy , put a new policy in place.