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stultus , a, um, adj. root star-; v. stolidus,
I.foolish, simple, silly, fatuous, etc. (cf.: insulsus, ineptus, insipiens, brutus).
II. Transf., of things concrete and abstract: “nulla est tam stulta civitas, etc.,Cic. Rep. 3, 18, 28: “stultā ac barbarā arrogantiā elati,Caes. B. C. 3, 59: “cogitationes,Hirt. B. G. 8, 10, 4: “laetitia,Sall. C. 51, 31: “levitas,Phaedr. 5, 7, 3: gloria, id. 3, 17, 12: “dies,” i. e. foolishly spent, Tib. 1, 4, 34; cf. “vita,Sen. Ep. 15, 10: “ignes,Ov. M. 9, 746: “consilium stultissimum,Liv. 45, 23, 11: “opes,Mart. 2, 16, 4: “labor,id. 2, 86, 10: “quod cavere possis, stultum admittere est,Ter. Eun. 4, 6, 23: “quid autem stultius quam, etc.,Cic. Lael. 15, 55; cf. id. Rab. Post. 8, 22 (v. in the foll.).—Hence, adv.: stultē , foolishly, sillily: “stulte facere,Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 30: “dupliciter stulte dicunt,Varr. L. L. 9, § 45 M¨ll.—Comp.: “quid stultius, quam, etc.,Cic. Rab. Post. 8, 22: “stultius atque intemperantius,Liv. 30, 13, 14.—Sup.: “haec et dicuntur et creduntur stultissime,Cic. N. D. 2, 28, 70.
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