Things That I Hate

Stupidest

It’s not a word. Stop using it.

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  1. Yes it is. From the New Oxford American Dictionary:

    stupid |ˈst(y)oōpid| adjective ( -pider, -pidest)

    • by Jonathan
    • 15 November 2010, 10:02 AM
  2. IT IS NOT A WORD! THINK YOU SO MUCH! And Johnathon you are an idiot. Every single dictionary in the world does NOT have stupidest. You are WRONG. WRONG! You hear that? WRONG!

    • by PEOPLE ARE STUPID
    • 15 November 2010, 3:40 PM
  3. Not to mention, someone else posted this, and was corrected, a couple weeks ago.

    • by Michael
    • 15 November 2010, 3:55 PM
  4. Yes. It is a word. It is most definitely acceptable to use. It is in multiple dictionaries. Guess what? Languages evolve. Words that at one point were not considered words have become words. New words are created all the time. There is an order to it, so people remain coherent, but the acceptance of “stupidest” as an actual word is far more valid than many others. You are also somewhat unclear—do you mean that no dictionaries contain “stupidest” or that because only some do, it is not valid? Either way, here are some that do.

    That’s good enough for me. If you don’t like the word, don’t use it.

    • by Jonathan
    • 15 November 2010, 7:49 PM
  5. You make me lugubrious. You are definitely not in honorificabilitudinitatibus. Ask your parent or teacher. It is not a word. You you also say “horribler” because that is not a word! Stupidest is not a word, and you are more stupid than anyone I have met. It is really depressing that I am 13 and know better grammar than you.

    • by PEOPLE ARE STUPID
    • 16 November 2010, 5:33 AM
  6. Wow, this is the stupidest argument I have ever seen with the stupidest people arguing about the word stupidest. Seriously, argue about “defriend” becoming a word. Now that is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

    • by stupidest
    • 16 November 2010, 4:02 PM
  7. I can’t believe it’s being debated. It very obviously is a word. It doesn’t matter if some dictionaries excluded it. Some legitimate standard dictionaries include and validate it. Wouldn’t it be a lot more rewarding to acknowledge its legitimacy and, therefore, eliminate your reason for hating it, than to pick fights and heave childish insults?

    • by Michael
    • 16 November 2010, 4:06 PM
  8. -est (suffix) forming the superlative of adjectives (such as shortest, widest), and of adverbs (such as soonest).

    Superlative—of the highest quality or degree.

    Fittest, fastest, slowest, toughest, strongest, weakest, cheapest, smartest, dumbest, hottest, coldest, narrowest, thinnest, thickest, deepest, shallowest, laziest, plushest, compactest, largest, smallest and of course… stupidest.

    • by Neil
    • 16 November 2010, 4:14 PM
  9. You do not use -est the superlative form of adjectives and adverbs on the word stupid. If you use it stupid you should use it on horrible. But people do not say horriblest, goodest, worsest, evilest, sincerest, terriblest, deplorablest, bestest, unfortunatest, it just sounds wrong.

    • by People are stupid
    • 16 November 2010, 6:28 PM
  10. English is an inconsistent language. Rules that apply to some words do not apply to others. At one time stupidest may not have been a valid word. It is now, and it sounds and looks correct to most people. Your other examples generally do not get used very often, and so they sound (and are considered) wrong. But all of this absurd argument is made pointless by the fact that it’s in multiple reputable dictionaries. Again, if you don’t like the word, don’t use it. Stop caring what words other people use.

    • by Jonathan
    • 17 November 2010, 8:25 AM
  11. Hello, Mr. I-Am-13,

    Perhaps you should review your grammar.

    It is quite clear that there are many irregular superlative adjective forms in English. For example, “quiet”. According to the conventional rule, it would be proper to say “more quiet” and “most quiet”, which is, of course, correct. But there are also the widely accepted irregular forms “quieter” and “quietest” that you simply cannot argue against.

    Also, consider the word “good”. Using the strictest rules, we should say “gooder” and “goodest”, but we certainly don’t. We instead say “better” and “best”.

    I accept your subjective judgement that “stupidest” doesn’t sound right, but that doesn’t mean that it is improper. The point is that English is full of contradictions and irregularities. While you can certainly choose for yourself to not use the superlative form “stupidest”, you simply cannot impose this on someone else—particularly since it is not wrong in the first place.

    • by hawken
    • 17 November 2010, 8:26 AM
  12. That is “miss” to you hawken. Also in proper English it is wrong. It is in common use. People use incorrect grammar a lot. Many people I know will say things like “most happiest”. That is wrong, but people say it. In proper English which they used to teach it is not a word. I will no longer argue this because I refuse to argue with those who are ignorant. Ignorance is not bliss.

    • by People are stupid
    • 17 November 2010, 12:31 PM
  13. This is the stupidest debate I’ve ever participated in.

    • by Michael
    • 18 November 2010, 2:51 PM
  14. Obvious troll is obvious.

    • by Caite
    • 18 November 2010, 4:21 PM
  15. Ha ha ha ha ha. Little miss grammar Nazi said “think” when she meant “thank.” Clearly she can’t even follow her own grammar rules. (Although this is technically a usage error.)

    • by Andrew
    • 18 November 2010, 8:38 PM
  16. Pardon me fro my typing error.

    • by People are stupid
    • 19 November 2010, 2:57 PM
  17. I like how you had an error in your apology for an error. That is the stupidest thing ever!

    • by Brax
    • 1 December 2010, 9:51 PM

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