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STUPIDITY, med. jur. That state of the mind which cannot perceive and embrace the data presented to it by the senses; and therefore the stupid person can, in general, form no correct judgment. It is a want of the perceptive powers. Ray, Med. Jur. c. 3, Sec. 40. Vide Imbecility.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We have problems but at least we don't have a large number of wilfully stupid people
"And so altogether we have to fight against the stupid people but not against the Chelsea fans."Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck published an open letter to fans just over a week ago in which he blamed a "deeply unpleasant but vocal minority" for damaging the club's image.
Did I say stupid people? Yeah, I did, because I think they are Jeremy Corbyn denies calling the PM a stupid woman I am in good biblical company Labour MP Fiona Onasanya compares herself to Jesus and Moses after being convicted of lying to police Who's to say she doesn't like to get a bit raunchy now and them?
Brian Robinson, Salford NOT only was Jeremy Corbyn (allegedly) offensive to all women, he was offensive to stupid people, as well.
Sadly there are stupid people out there - a lot of them in the Commons.
He later denied it, but the footage is widely available - and it sure looks like Mr Corbyn said "stupid woman" and not "stupid people".
After being asked to come back and address MPs he flatly denied using the sexist phrase, telling MPs: "I referred to those who I believe were seeking to turn a debate about the national crisis into a pantomime as 'stupid people.'.
NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAI LONDON, 19 Dec 2018:British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn did not call Prime Minister Theresa May "a stupid woman" under his breath in parliament on Wednesday but rather muttered "stupid people" in response to the pantomime atmosphere in the House of Commons, his spokesman said.
But a spokesman for the Labour leader denied he used the phrase, which sparked uproar among ruling Conservative MPs in the House of Commons, insisting he had said "stupid people".
We can't have trade that's meant for stupid people." President Xi Jinping, meanwhile, will be arriving in Manila for a state visit.
There were a lot of stupid people going on television to fill up the time.
During a phone call in March, Trump told Putin that the White House officials involved were "stupid people", the New York Times reported on Monday, citing a person with direct knowledge of the conversation.