idiocy

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French idiotie, from Old French idiot. Displaced earlier idiotacy, idiotry.

Noun[edit]

idiocy (plural idiocies)

  1. (psychology) The state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.
  2. An act lacking intelligence or sense; an instance of senselessness; extremely foolish behaviour.
    The administrators, growing tired of such idiocy, put a new policy in place.

Related terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • idiocy at OneLook Dictionary Search