This quote is from the Merriam-Webster dictionary. If the person concerned should read this I’m sure they’ll know who it refers to… but because of their ‘infirmity’ probably won’t understand *why* it’s here, probably because of the last eight words. I say no more other than the mind boggles… and having boggled… moves on.
- Main Entry:
- \ˈstü-pəd, ˈstyü-\
- Middle French stupide, from Latin stupidus, from stupēre to be numb, be astonished — more at type
1 a: slow of mind : obtuse b: given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner c: lacking intelligence or reason : brutish
2: dulled in feeling or sensation : torpid <still stupid from the sedative>
3: marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting : senseless <a stupid decision>4 a: lacking interest or point <a stupid event> b: vexatious, exasperating <the stupid car won’t start>
— stu·pid·ly adverb
— stu·pid·ness noun
synonyms stupid, dull, dense, crass, dumb mean lacking in power to absorb ideas or impressions. stupid implies a slow-witted or dazed state of mind that may be either congenital or temporary <stupid students just keeping the seats warm> <stupid with drink>. dull suggests a slow or sluggish mind such as results from disease, depression, or shock <monotonous work that leaves the mind dull>. dense implies a thickheaded imperviousness to ideas <too dense to take a hint>. crass suggests a grossness of mind precluding discrimination or delicacy <a crass, materialistic people>. dumb applies to an exasperating obtuseness or lack of comprehension <too dumb to figure out what’s going on>.