idiotic

  • 1 Idiotic — Id i*ot ic, Idiotical Id i*ot ic*al, a. [L. idioticus ignorant, Gr. ?: cf. F. idiotique. See {Idiot}.] 1. Common; simple. [Obs.] Blackwall. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or like, an idiot; characterized by idiocy; foolish; fatuous; as, an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 idiotic — index fatuous, ludicrous, non compos mentis, obtuse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 idiotic — (adj.) 1713, from L.L. idioticus uneducated, ignorant, in classical Latin, of an ordinary person, from Gk. idiotikos unprofessional, unskilled; not done by rules of art, unprofessional, from idiotes (see IDIOT (Cf. idiot)). Idiotical is from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 idiotic — [adj] very stupid asinine, batty*, birdbrained*, crazy, daffy*, daft, dull, dumb, fatuous, foolhardy, foolish, harebrained*, imbecile, imbecilic, inane, insane, lunatic, moronic, senseless, silly, squirrelly*, thickwitted*, unintelligent; concept …

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  • 5 idiotic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very stupid or foolish. DERIVATIVES idiotically adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 idiotic — [id΄ē ät′ik] adj. [L idioticus, uneducated, ignorant < Gr idiōtikos, private, peculiar, rude] of, having the nature of, or characteristic of an idiot; very foolish or stupid idiotically adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 idiotic — adj. idiotic to + inf. (they were idiotic to do that) * * * [ˌɪdɪ ɒtɪk] idiotic to + inf. (they were idiotic to do that) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 idiotic — [[t]ɪ̱diɒ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you call someone or something idiotic, you mean that they are very stupid or silly. What an idiotic thing to say! Syn: ridiculous Derived words: idiotically [[t]ɪ̱diɒ̱tɪkli[/t]] ADV ...his… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 idiotic — idiotically, adv. idioticalness, n. /id ee ot ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an idiot. 2. senselessly foolish or stupid: an idiotic remark. Also, idiotical. [1705 15; < LL idioticus < Gk idiotikós private, ignorant. See… …

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  • 10 idiotic — id|i|ot|ic [ ,ıdi atık ] adjective extremely stupid: Stop asking idiotic questions! ╾ id|i|ot|i|cal|ly [ ,ıdi atıkli ] adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 idiotic — adjective her latest comedy is fanciful without being idiotic Syn: stupid, silly, foolish, witless, brainless, mindless, thoughtless, unintelligent; imprudent, unwise, ill advised, ill considered, half baked, foolhardy; absurd, senseless,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 idiotic — UK [ˌɪdɪˈɒtɪk] / US [ˌɪdɪˈɑtɪk] adjective extremely stupid Stop asking idiotic questions! Derived word: idiotically UK [ˌɪdɪˈɒtɪklɪ] / US [ˌɪdɪˈɑtɪklɪ] adverb …

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  • 13 idiotic — adjective 1. insanely irresponsible (Freq. 3) an idiotic idea • Syn: ↑crackbrained • Similar to: ↑insane 2. incongruous; inviting ridicule the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 idiotic — also idiotical adjective Date: 1713 1. characterized by idiocy 2. showing complete lack of thought or common sense ; foolish • idiotically adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 idiotic — adjective a) Pertaining to or resembling an idiot; afflicted with idiocy. b) Having the quality of idiocy; very foolish; stupid; nonsensical. See Also: idiocy, idiot, idiotically …

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  • 16 idiotic — Synonyms and related words: apish, arrested, asinine, babbling, backward, batty, befooled, beguiled, besotted, blithering, brainless, buffoonish, burbling, cockeyed, crackbrained, cracked, crazy, credulous, cretinistic, cretinous, daffy, daft,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 idiotic — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Having the mind of an idiot] Syn. thick witted, dull, moronic; see stupid 1 . 2. [Characterized by bad judgment] Syn. fatuous, asinine, dumb*; see silly , stupid 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. moronic, stupid,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 idiotic — id·i·ot·ic || ɪdɪ É‘tɪk / É’t adj. stupid, ridiculous, senseless, foolish …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 idiotic — a.; (also idiotical) 1. Marked by idiocy, imbecile, born imbecile. 2. Pertaining to idiots, characteristic of idiots. 3. Foolish, sottish, fatuous …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 idiotic — adj 1. asinine, anserine, foolish, idiotical; silly, absurd, inane, fatuous; senseless, nonsensical, crackbrained, Scot. doiled, Sl. cockeyed, Scot, and North Eng. glaikit; ridiculous, laughable, risible, derisible, ludicrous, Sl. for the birds;… …

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