Definitions for idiot
ˈɪd i ətid·iot
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word idiot.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A fool; a natural; a changeling; one without the powers of reason.
Etymology: idiote, Fr. idiota, Latin; ἰδιώτης.
Life is a tale,
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
What else doth he herein, than by a kind of circumlocution tell his humble suppliants that he holds them idiots, or base wretches, not able to get relief? Walter Raleigh, Essays.
By idle boys and idiots vilify'd,
Who me and my calamities deride. George Sandys.
Many idiots will believe that they see what they only hear. John Dennis.
An idiot is a term used to describe someone who acts in a way that lacks intelligence, common sense or rationality. It is often used as an insult, implying that the person is foolish, uninformed and engaging in senseless behavior. The term also refers to a layman or unskilled individual in a particular field or specialty. Notably, this term should be used with caution, as it can be offensive and demeaning.
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
Olga is hitting Maria,and Maria is shouting like a big idiot. A Dragoon and a big idiot.
I pray no FBI director ever has to deal with this again, because it was just a series of no-win decisions, … And my hope is, I even hope Hillary Clinton at least reads those parts of the book, because I think she will walk away saying, ‘you know what, I still think that guy’s an idiot, but…he’s kind of an honest idiot, and he’s trying to do the right thing here.
Alcohol doesn't make you an idiot. Alcohol makes it impossible to hide the fact that you're an idiot.
Mum thinks I'm an idiot, Dad's not too proud either.
She hasnt denied it, shes just going after Hillary. I just think that she could be a useful idiot the way that Trump is a useful idiot to the Russians.
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- أغبياء, غبية, غبيArabic
- абдал, идиотBulgarian
- বেক্কল, মূর্খBengali
- idiotaCatalan, Valencian
- Idiot, IdiotinGerman
- μικρόνους, ηλίθιος, ιδιώτηςGreek
- ادم سفیه و احمقPersian
- urpo, typerys, hölmö, idiootti, pöljäFinnish
- idiote, idiotFrench
- òinseach, amadan, burraidhScottish Gaelic
- बेवक़ूफ़, बुद्धू, मूर्ख, उल्लूHindi
- asni, skynskiptingur, grasasni, hálvitiIcelandic
- 馬鹿, あほ, 白痴Japanese
- muļķe, idiote, duraks, muļķis, idiotsLatvian
- idiotka, idiotaPolish
- idioți, idiot, idioată, idioateRomanian
- идиот, дура, дурак, идиотка, дуреньRussian
- मूढ, निर्बुद्धि, मूर्खSanskrit
- идѝот, idìotSerbo-Croatian
- kichwamaji, mjingaSwahili
- ఇడియట్, వెధవTelugu
- tanga, boboTagalog
- مورکھ, بے وقوفUrdu
- thằng ngốcVietnamese
- diotan, jidiotan, hidiotanVolapük
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