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An Allegory of Folly (early 16th century) by Quentin Matsys

Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit or sense.

Stupidity may be innate, assumed or reactive – a defence against grief<ref>Diane Vaughan, Uncoupling (London 1987) p. 135</ref> or trauma.<ref>M. Rustin/J. Bradley, Work Discussion (2008) p. 76</ref>


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Intro  Etymology  Definition   Laws of Stupidity   Playing stupid  Intellectual stupidity  Persisting in folly  In culture  See also  References   Further reading   External links  

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An Allegory of Folly (early 16th century) by Quentin Matsys

Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit or sense.

Stupidity may be innate, assumed or reactive – a defence against grief<ref>Diane Vaughan, Uncoupling (London 1987) p. 135</ref> or trauma.<ref>M. Rustin/J. Bradley, Work Discussion (2008) p. 76</ref>


Stupidity sections
Intro  Etymology  Definition   Laws of Stupidity   Playing stupid  Intellectual stupidity  Persisting in folly  In culture  See also  References   Further reading   External links  

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