complete, crass (BrE), incredible, plain, sheer, utter

It's hard to know if it's corruption or just plain stupidity by the authorities.

can't believe

I can't believe the stupidity of some people.


I now realize the stupidity of that statement.


He cursed his own stupidity.

demonstrate, show

Her answer showed the most incredible stupidity.

through (your) stupidity

Through his own stupidity, he missed an excellent opportunity.

stupidity on sb's part

It was sheer stupidity on the part of the crew.

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