idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retardnoun
a person of subnormal intelligence
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.
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.
A medical or psychological term meaning a person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.
a man in private station, as distinguished from one holding a public office
an unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the educated; an ignoramus
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
a fool; a simpleton; -- a term of reproach
Etymology: [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.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
id′i-ut, n. one deficient in intellect: a foolish or unwise person.—adj. afflicted with idiocy: idiotic.—v.t. to make idiotic—ns. Id′iocy, Id′iotcy, state of being an idiot: imbecility: folly.—adjs. Idiot′ic, -al, pertaining to or like an idiot: foolish.—adv. Idiot′ically.—adj. Idiot′ish, idiotic.—n. Id′iotism, the state of being an idiot. [Fr.,—L. idiota—idiōtēs, orig. a 'private man,' then a rude person—idios, one's own.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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 Wurdz
From Eng. _idea_, and _out_. One who is just out of ideas.
Song lyrics by idiot -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by idiot on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of idiot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of idiot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
You'd be an idiot if you were the only one who didn't make the most of it, but it's not right. The president thinks only of the present. The next one will have to pay the price.
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.
The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress but I repeat myself.
The wise man speaks of what he sees, the idiot of what he hears.
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- أغبياء, غبية, غبيArabic
- абдал, идиотBulgarian
- বেক্কল, মূর্খBengali
- idiotaCatalan, Valencian
- Idiot, IdiotinGerman
- μικρόνους, ηλίθιος, ιδιώτηςGreek
- ادم سفیه و احمقPersian
- urpo, typerys, idiootti, hölmö, pöljäFinnish
- idiote, idiotFrench
- burraidh, òinseach, amadanScottish Gaelic
- बुद्धू, बेवक़ूफ़, उल्लू, मूर्खHindi
- hálviti, asni, skynskiptingur, grasasniIcelandic
- あほ, 馬鹿, 白痴Japanese
- idiote, muļķis, idiots, duraks, muļķeLatvian
- idiotka, idiotaPolish
- idiot, idioată, idioți, idioateRomanian
- дура, идиот, идиотка, дурень, дуракRussian
- मूर्ख, निर्बुद्धि, मूढSanskrit
- идѝот, idìotSerbo-Croatian
- kichwamaji, mjingaSwahili
- వెధవ, ఇడియట్Telugu
- bobo, tangaTagalog
- مورکھ, بے وقوفUrdu
- thằng ngốcVietnamese
- diotan, jidiotan, hidiotanVolapük
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