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id·i·ot

 (ĭd′ē-ət)
n.
1. A person who is considered foolish or stupid.
2. A person with profound intellectual disability having a mental age below three years and generally unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

[Middle English, ignorant person, from Old French idiote, from Latin idiōta, from Greek idiōtēs, private person, layman, from idios, own, private; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

idiot

(ˈɪdɪət)
n
1. (Psychiatry) a person with severe mental retardation
2. a foolish or senseless person
[C13: from Latin idiōta ignorant person, from Greek idiōtēs private person, one who lacks professional knowledge, ignoramus; see idio-]

id•i•ot

(ˈɪd i ət)

n.
1. an utterly stupid or foolish person.
2. a person of the lowest order in a former classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years and an intelligence quotient under 25.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin idiōta < Greek idiṓtēs private person, layman, person lacking skill =idiō- (variant of idio- idio-) + -tēs agent n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idiot - a person of subnormal intelligenceidiot - a person of subnormal intelligence  
mongoloid - a person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense

idiot

noun
1. fool, jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), ass, plank (Brit. slang), charlie (Brit. informal), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), plonker (slang), moron, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), chump, imbecile, cretin, oaf, simpleton, airhead (slang), dimwit (informal), dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), blockhead, divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), halfwit, nincompoop, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), dunderhead, numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), mooncalf, nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull, galah (Austral. & N.Z. informal) I knew I'd been an idiot to stay there.
2. simpleton, cretin, halfwit the village idiot
adjective
1. stupid, simple, slow, thick, dull, naive, dim, dense, dumb (informal), deficient, crass, gullible, simple-minded, dozy (Brit. informal), witless, stolid, dopey (informal), moronic, obtuse, brainless, cretinous, unintelligent, half-witted, slow on the uptake (informal), braindead (informal), dumb-ass (slang), doltish, slow-witted, woodenheaded (informal) a bunch of idiot journalists

idiot

noun
One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
Translations
أَبْلَهٌأبْلَه، مَعْتوهأحْمَق
абдал
idiotblbec
idiottåbe
idioot
idiootti
idiot
idióta
fífl, heimskingiörviti
ばか
바보
idiota
idiotasidiotiškaiidiotiškasidiotizmassilpnaprotystė
idiotsmuļķis
idiot
idiot
абдал
idiot
mjinga
คนโง่
salakahmakgeri zekâlı kimse
thằng ngốc

idiot

[ˈɪdɪət]
A. N (= fool) → tonto/a m/f; (= imbecile) → idiota mf, imbécil mf
you (stupid) idiot!¡imbécil!
her idiot sonel idiota or imbécil de su hijo
B. CPD idiot board N (TV) → chuleta f, autocue m

idiot

[ˈɪdiət] nidiot(e) m/f
you idiot! → espèce d'idiot !

idiot

nIdiot m, → Dummkopf m, → Schwachkopf m; (old Med) → Idiot(in) m(f), → Schwachsinnige(r) mf; what an idiot!so ein Idiot or Dummkopf!; you (stupid) idiot!du Idiot!; where’s that idiot waiter?wo ist dieser blöde Ober?, wo ist dieser Idiot von Ober?; this idiot brother of minedieser Schwachkopf or Dummkopf or Idiot von meinem Bruder; what an idiot I am/was!ich Idiot!; to feel like an idiotsich dumm vorkommen; to look like an idiotdumm aussehen

idiot

:
idiot board
n (inf)Teleprompter m
idiot box
n (inf)Glotze f (inf)
idiot card
n (TV) → Neger m (spec)

idiot

[ˈɪdɪət] ndeficiente m/f, stupido/a

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

idiot

أَبْلَهٌ idiot idiot Idiot ηλίθιος idiota idiootti idiot idiot idiota ばか 바보 idioot idiot idiota idiota идиот idiot คนโง่ salak thằng ngốc 白痴

idiot

a. idiota, imbécil.
References in classic literature ?
to see folks eat with a relish', as Hannah says, and the poor man must have needed a deal of food after teaching idiots all day.
Everybody was full of awe and interest again right away, the incorrigible idiots.
It was a quarter well stocked with deformed, leering, unkempt and uncombed idiots, who held out hands or caps and begged piteously.
Bertha Mason is mad; and she came of a mad family; idiots and maniacs through three generations?
And thou,'' he said to Wamba, ``whose folly could overreach the wisdom of idiots yet more gross than thyself I will give thee holy orders I will shave thy crown for thee
Then the Sea Cow began to travel northward very slowly, stopping to hold absurd bowing councils from time to time, and Kotick followed them, saying to himself, "People who are such idiots as these are would have been killed long ago if they hadn't found out some safe island.
For it is highly deserving of remark, that there are no men so dull and stupid, not even idiots, as to be incapable of joining together different words, and thereby constructing a declaration by which to make their thoughts understood; and that on the other hand, there is no other animal, however perfect or happily circumstanced, which can do the like.
And to think that we shall eat that flesh, and that the idiots on board shall not have a crumb
Everyone would kiss me and weep (what idiots they would be if they did not), while I should go barefoot and hungry preaching new ideas and fighting a victorious Austerlitz against the obscurantists.
The generals were idiots to send them marching into a regular pen.
For the first time in his life, David thought he saw the advantage of idiots.
It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics.