Stupidity Stu*pid"i*ty, n. [L. stupiditas: cf. F. stupidit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being stupid; extreme dullness of perception or understanding; insensibility; sluggishness. [1913 Webster]

2. Stupor; astonishment; stupefaction. [R.] [1913 Webster]

A stupidity Past admiration strikes me, joined with fear. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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