idiocy

(redirected from idiocies)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

idiocy

(ˈɪdɪəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (not in technical usage) severe mental retardation
2. foolishness or senselessness; stupidity
3. a foolish act or remark
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idiocy - extreme mental retardation
backwardness, mental retardation, subnormality, slowness, retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

idiocy

noun
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations
بلاهَه، عُتْه، حَماقَه
idiotství
idioti
hülyeség
heimska, bjánaskapur; fávitastig
idiotizmusidiotstvo
ahmaklıkgeri zekâlılık

idiocy

[ˈɪdɪəsɪ] Nidiotez f, imbecilidad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

idiocy

[ˈɪdiəsi] nidiotie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

idiocy

n
no plIdiotie f, → Schwachsinn m
(= stupid act, words)Dummheit f, → Blödheit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

idiocy

[ˈɪdɪəsɪ] nidiozia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

id·i·o·cy

n. idiotez, deficiencia mental.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
On whether what's going on across equities, bonds currencies and commodities, along with the events in United States, can be compared to other idiocies by governments in previous decades:
Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has finally spoken out against recent publications linking his past activities to the mafia, labelling them as "lies and idiocies."
OF all the anachronistic idiocies governing life in Wales today, the national planning system must be the most blinkered piece of drivel.