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''see also [[insanity]]''
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==Alternatives==
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===''adjective''===
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Alternatives for "stupid", "idiotic", "lame": We haven't come up with any good general replacements yet. Narrower replacements include:
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* absurd
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* bullocks
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* fatuous
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* inane
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* malicious
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* negligent
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* oblivious
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* pathetic (might be problematic in that it discourages basic empathy)
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* preposterous
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* ridiculous
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* rubbish (noun or adjective)
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* self-important, self-absorbed, selfish
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===''noun, personal''===
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Alternatives for "[[idiot]]", "moron", "retard":
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* asshole
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* buffoon
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* jerk
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* nincompoop
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* twit
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===''noun, abstract''===
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Alternatives for "stupidity", "idiocy":
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* buffoonery
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* [[bullshit]]
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* fatuity
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* rubbish (noun or adjective)
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* tripe
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===deprecated===
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* douchebag (douchenozzle, douchewipe) - shames sex and female reproductive organs
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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* '''2018-11-16''' [https://toot.cat/@garbados/101082643866278669 ableist language] (thread) (h/t for suggesting several of the adjectives here)
 
* '''2016-01-19''' [https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/one-crucial-word/ One crucial word]: "amathia"; also goes into multiple German words typically translated as "stupidity"
 
* '''2016-01-19''' [https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/one-crucial-word/ One crucial word]: "amathia"; also goes into multiple German words typically translated as "stupidity"
 
* [https://religiousgrounds.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/bonhoeffer-on-stupidity-entire-quote/ Bonhoeffer on stupidity (entire quote)]: "Taken from a circular letter, addressing many topics, written to three friends and co-workers in the conspiracy against Hitler, on the tenth anniversary of [[Adolf Hitler|Hitler]]'s accession to the chancellorship of Germany."
 
* [https://religiousgrounds.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/bonhoeffer-on-stupidity-entire-quote/ Bonhoeffer on stupidity (entire quote)]: "Taken from a circular letter, addressing many topics, written to three friends and co-workers in the conspiracy against Hitler, on the tenth anniversary of [[Adolf Hitler|Hitler]]'s accession to the chancellorship of Germany."

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see also insanity

Alternatives

adjective

Alternatives for "stupid", "idiotic", "lame": We haven't come up with any good general replacements yet. Narrower replacements include:

  • absurd
  • bullocks
  • fatuous
  • inane
  • malicious
  • negligent
  • oblivious
  • pathetic (might be problematic in that it discourages basic empathy)
  • preposterous
  • ridiculous
  • rubbish (noun or adjective)
  • self-important, self-absorbed, selfish

noun, personal

Alternatives for "idiot", "moron", "retard":

  • asshole
  • buffoon
  • jerk
  • nincompoop
  • twit

noun, abstract

Alternatives for "stupidity", "idiocy":

  • buffoonery
  • bullshit
  • fatuity
  • rubbish (noun or adjective)
  • tripe

deprecated

  • douchebag (douchenozzle, douchewipe) - shames sex and female reproductive organs

Links

  • 2018-11-16 ableist language (thread) (h/t for suggesting several of the adjectives here)
  • 2016-01-19 One crucial word: "amathia"; also goes into multiple German words typically translated as "stupidity"
  • Bonhoeffer on stupidity (entire quote): "Taken from a circular letter, addressing many topics, written to three friends and co-workers in the conspiracy against Hitler, on the tenth anniversary of Hitler's accession to the chancellorship of Germany."