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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 ?
But an idiot with equivocal intentions and a pitchfork is as well worth flattering and cajoling as if he were Louis Napoleon.
But he had yet to learn that it is a dreadful thing to make an idiot fond of you, when you yourself are not of an affectionate disposition: especially an idiot with a pitchfork-- obviously a difficult friend to shake off by rough usage.
In short, Barnaby being an idiot, and Grip a creature of mere brute instinct, it would be very hard to say what this gentleman was.
He's an idiot, the woman says,' observed the gentleman, shaking his head; 'I don't believe it.
Thou seest how much of an idiot he is, book-learner,' said the gentleman, looking scornfully at his wife.
I think I ought to tell you, Gavrila Ardalionovitch," said the prince, suddenly, "that though I once was so ill that I really was little better than an idiot, yet now I am almost recovered, and that, therefore, it is not altogether pleasant to be called an idiot to my face.
No man but an idiot would pick up that little hammer if he could use a big hammer.
Then he continued, mastering his discomposure: "The words you said were, `No man but an idiot would pick up the small hammer.
She went on, however, and thought with some comfort that gypsies most likely knew nothing about idiots, so there was no danger of their falling into the mistake of setting her down at the first glance as an idiot.
Neglected, slighted for a country girl, for an idiot.
Bill Starkey," continued John, "did not mean to frighten his brother into fits when he dressed up like a ghost and ran after him in the moonlight; but he did; and that bright, handsome little fellow, that might have been the pride of any mother's heart is just no better than an idiot, and never will be, if he lives to be eighty years old.
That sharp Phillips screwdriver can make a mess of any fingers holding an idiot screw in place.