idiotism


Related to idiotism: dullard, dunderhead, blithering

idiotism

(ˈɪdɪəˌtɪzəm)
n
1. an archaic word for idiocy
2. (Linguistics) an obsolete word for idiom

id•i•ot•ism1

(ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm)

n.
[1585–95; idiot + -ism]

id•i•ot•ism2

(ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm)

n. Archaic.
an idiom.
[1580–90; < Latin idiōtismus < Greek idiōtismós a vulgar phrase, peculiar way of speaking]

idiotism

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.
See also: Idiocy
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