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Alternatives for "stupid", "idiotic", "lame": We haven't come up with any good general replacements yet. Narrower replacements include:
- pathetic (might be problematic in that it discourages basic empathy)
- self-important, self-absorbed
Alternatives for "idiot", "moron", "retard":
Alternatives for "stupidity", "idiocy":
- douchebag (douchenozzle, douchewipe) - shames sex and female reproductive organs
- 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."