Idiotism - definition of idiotism by The Free Dictionary
Related to idiotism: dullard
(Linguistics) an obsolete word for idiom
id•i•ot•ism1 (ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm)
id•i•ot•ism2 (ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm)
[1580–90; < Latin idiōtismus < Greek idiōtismós a vulgar phrase, peculiar way of speaking]
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.See also: Idiocy
2. idiotic conduct or action, especially in a normal person. — idiotie, adj.
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Most political commentator were first taken by idiotism
and had no exact comment about its overnight spring up.
Branko Geroski in Sloboden Pecat comments that the civil initiative for proclaiming SDSM leader Zoran Zaev for committing high treason represents idiotism
of highest ranks.
And you could say that conservatory is a sort of luxury training and I very much dislike it that some disciplines start at 15 years, since this tends to make young people one-sided, if not to lead to professional idiotism