idiocy


idiocy
idiocy [id′ē ə sē]
n.
[ IDIO(T) + -CY]
1. the state of being an idiot
2. behavior like that of an idiot; great foolishness or stupidity
3. pl. idiocies an idiotic act or remark

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  • Idiocy — Id i*o*cy ([i^]d [i^]*[ o]*s[y^]), n. [From idiot; cf. Gr. ? uncouthness, lack of education, fr. ?. See {Idiot}, and cf. {Idiotcy}.] The condition or quality of being an idiot; absence, or marked deficiency, of sense and intelligence. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idiocy — idiocy. См. умственная отсталость. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • idiocy — (n.) 1520s, from IDIOT (Cf. idiot) on model of prophecy, etc. Early alternatives included idiotacy (1580s), idiotry (1590s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • idiocy — [n] utter stupidity asininity, cretinism, derangement, fatuity, fatuousness, foolishness, imbecility, inanity, insanity, insipidity, lunacy, madness, senselessness, tomfoolery; concepts 409,410 Ant. brains, intelligence …   New thesaurus

  • idiocy — idiocy, idiopathic insanity /id(i)yasiy, idiyowpseOak insEenatiy/ See insanity …   Black's law dictionary

  • idiocy — idiocy, idiopathic insanity /id(i)yasiy, idiyowpseOak insEenatiy/ See insanity …   Black's law dictionary

  • idiocy — ► NOUN (pl. idiocies) ▪ extremely stupid behaviour …   English terms dictionary

  • idiocy — n. 1) congenital idiocy 2) idiocy to + inf. (it was sheer idiocy for him to arrive late) * * * [ ɪdɪəsɪ] congenital idiocy idiocy to + inf. (it was sheer idiocy for him to arrive late) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • idiocy — Synonyms and related words: amentia, arrested development, asininity, backwardness, battiness, blithering idiocy, brainlessness, buffoonery, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, cretinism, daffiness, desipience, eccentricity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • idiocy — [[t]ɪ̱diəsi[/t]] idiocies N VAR: oft N of n/ ing If you refer to something as idiocy, you mean that you think it is very stupid. ...a powerful chapter on the idiocy of continuing government subsidies for environmentally damaging activities.… …   English dictionary