I am attempting to formulate a phrase that is an exceptional alternative to the banal "stupid". I have found some good contestants, but I feel that exiguous, if I am using it correctly, will fit the best for my taste. So far, I am attempting to decide among the following phrases:
Example usage/real scenario (reason for which this question was asked):
"Who can use the most Propaganda in their advertisement without the intellectually [chosen word] majority noticing?"
Here's where the first question appears. Is "exiguous" used correctly in the following:
"Who can use the most Propaganda in their advertisement without the intellectually exiguous majority noticing?"
The taste that I previously referenced to was that of my perception of the word that best fits the above example. I was looking for a phrase whose meaning is, essentially, "stupid", but whose wording cannot be confused with something similar to "mentally handicapped" or "mentally challenged" with substantial ease. I suppose that when one closely analyzes the meaning of "stupid", it's almost inevitable that it'll be in affiliation with some mental disability. In the case that we completely disregard that, though, which of the phrases listed above would be the best fit for my situation? I'm almost certain I'd pick "exiguous". If I'm incorrectly using "exiguous" and I cannot use it, what would be the next best option to pick? Lastly, as a final request, are there any other alternative phrases similar to those listed above meaning "stupid" that you know or can fabricate?