Stupidity

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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.

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'Dear, dear!' thought he, 'can I be stupid? I have never thought that, and nobody must know it!
'Stupid I am not!' thought the man, 'so it must be my good office for which I am not fitted.
No one wished it to be noticed that he could see nothing, for then he would have been unfit for his office, or else very stupid. None of the Emperor's clothes had met with such approval as these had.
"To be sure, my dear, that is very stupid indeed, and shows a great want of genius and emulation.
As for Fanny's being stupid at learning, "she could only say it was very unlucky, but some people were stupid, and Fanny must take more pains: she did not know what else was to be done; and, except her being so dull, she must add she saw no harm in the poor little thing, and always found her very handy and quick in carrying messages, and fetching, what she wanted."
"Because I say Republicans are stupid, and hold that liberty, equality, and fraternity are exploded bubbles, does not make me a socialist," Martin said with a smile.
That was why I called them stupid. As for myself, I am an individualist.
He found them not among the careless, gross, and stupid intelligences that answered the call of vision to his narrow room.
Hath he not created the world in his own image, namely, as stupid as possible?
He was soon met by two schoolboys of the upper class-that is to say as individuals, for with regard to learning they were in the lowest class in the school; and they bought the stupid bird.
"To-day is Polly's birthday," said she with stupid simplicity: "and the little brown field-bird must wish him joy."
The whole story is nothing but silly, stupid nonsense!"