Definitions for IDIOTˈɪd i ət

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard(noun)

    a person of subnormal intelligence

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  1. Idiot(n.)

    A human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental; commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a natural fool. In a former classification of mentally retarded people, idiot designated a person whose adult level of intelligence was equivalent to that of a three-year old or younger; this corresponded with an I.Q. level of approximately 25 or less.

  2. Origin: [F. idiot, L. idiota an uneducated, ignorant, ill-informed person, Gr. 'idiw`ths, also and orig., a private person, not holding public office, fr. 'i`dios proper, peculiar. See Idiom.]

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  1. idiot(Noun)

    A common term for a person of low general intelligence.

    usage note This may be used pejoratively, as an insult. It is a weak insult, however, and between close friends, family members, or lovers, is often completely nonaggressive.

  2. idiot(Noun)

    A medical or psychological term meaning a person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Idiot(noun)

    a man in private station, as distinguished from one holding a public office

  2. Idiot(noun)

    an unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the educated; an ignoramus

  3. Idiot(noun)

    a human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental; commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a natural fool; a natural; an innocent

  4. Idiot(noun)

    a fool; a simpleton; -- a term of reproach

  5. Origin: [F. idiot, L. idiota an uneducated, ignorant, ill-informed person, Gr. 'idiw`ths, also and orig., a private person, not holding public office, fr. 'i`dios proper, peculiar. See Idiom.]

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  1. Idiot

    An idiot, dolt, or dullard is a mentally deficient person, or someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way. Archaically the word mome has also been used. The similar terms moron, imbecile, and cretin have all gained specialized meanings in modern times. An idiot is said to be idiotic, and to suffer from idiocy. A dunce is an idiot who is specifically incapable of learning. An idiot differs from a fool and an ignoramus, neither of which refers to someone with low intelligence.

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  1. idiot

    Synonym for PEBKAC, e.g. “The user is being an idiot”. Tech-support people passing a problem report to someone higher up the food chain (and presumably better equipped to deal with idiots) may ask the user to convey that there seems to be an I-D-ten-T error. Users never twig.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. IDIOT

    From Eng. _idea_, and _out_. One who is just out of ideas.


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