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id·i·o·cy

 (ĭd′ē-ə-sē)
n. pl. id·i·o·cies
1. Extreme folly or stupidity.
2. A foolish or stupid utterance or deed.

[From idiot.]

idiocy

(ˈɪdɪəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (not in technical usage) severe mental retardation
2. foolishness or senselessness; stupidity
3. a foolish act or remark

id•i•o•cy

(ˈɪd i ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. utterly senseless or foolish behavior; a stupid or foolish act or statement.
2. the state of being an idiot.
[1520–30; idio (t) + -cy; compare Greek idiōteía uncouthness]

Idiocy

See also wisdom.

the state or quality of being like a cow or ox, especially in the sense of being dull, stolid, and slow-witted. — bovine, adj.
Medicine. a congenital deficiency of thyroid secretion causing deformity and idiocy. — cretinoid, cretinous, adj.
1. the condition of an idiot, especially an extreme degree of mental deficiency, usually a mental age of less than three or four years; idiocy.
2. idiotic conduct or action, especially in a normal person. — idiotie, adj.
the condition of being slow or mentally deficiënt. — moronic, adj.
Rare. foolish talk or babble.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idiocy - extreme mental retardation
backwardness, mental retardation, subnormality, slowness, retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

idiocy

noun foolishness, insanity, lunacy, tomfoolery, inanity, imbecility, senselessness, cretinism, fatuity, abject stupidity, asininity, fatuousness the idiocy of subsidies for activities which damage the environment
sense, wisdom, sanity, acumen, soundness, sagacity

idiocy

noun
Translations
بلاهَه، عُتْه، حَماقَه
idiotství
idioti
hülyeség
heimska, bjánaskapur; fávitastig
idiotizmusidiotstvo
ahmaklıkgeri zekâlılık

idiocy

[ˈɪdɪəsɪ] Nidiotez f, imbecilidad f

idiocy

[ˈɪdiəsi] nidiotie f

idiocy

n
no plIdiotie f, → Schwachsinn m
(= stupid act, words)Dummheit f, → Blödheit f

idiocy

[ˈɪdɪəsɪ] nidiozia

idiot

(ˈidiət) noun
1. a foolish person. She was an idiot to give up such a good job.
2. a person with very low intelligence.
ˈidiocy noun
ˌidiˈotic (-ˈotik) adjective
ˌidiˈotically adverb

id·i·o·cy

n. idiotez, deficiencia mental.
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