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''see also [[insanity]]''
 
==Alternatives==
 
==Alternatives==
 
===''adjective''===
 
===''adjective''===
 
Alternatives for "stupid", "idiotic", "lame": We haven't come up with any good general replacements yet. Narrower replacements include:
 
Alternatives for "stupid", "idiotic", "lame": We haven't come up with any good general replacements yet. Narrower replacements include:
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* bullocks
 
* fatuous
 
* fatuous
 
* oblivious
 
* oblivious
 
* pathetic (might be problematic in that it discourages basic empathy)
 
* pathetic (might be problematic in that it discourages basic empathy)
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* rubbish (noun or adjective)
 
* self-important, self-absorbed
 
* self-important, self-absorbed
  
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* [[bullshit]]
 
* [[bullshit]]
 
* fatuity
 
* fatuity
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* rubbish (noun or adjective)
 
* tripe
 
* tripe
 
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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:

  • bullocks
  • fatuous
  • oblivious
  • pathetic (might be problematic in that it discourages basic empathy)
  • rubbish (noun or adjective)
  • self-important, self-absorbed

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

  • 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."