Idiot

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English

Noun

Idiot (plural Idiots)
  1. (pejorative) A common term for a person of low general intelligence.
  2. (obsolete) A medical or psychological term meaning a person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.

Adjectives for Idiot

mad; contemplative; congenial; insolent; blinking; sloppy; sentimental; monumental; stargazing; optimistic; notorious.

Verbs for Idiot

bar—; behave like—; conceal—; content—; control—; guard—; incarcerate—; lament —; manage—; mistrust—; play—; please —; shelter—; tolerate—; treat—; witness—; —amuses; —blinks; —dotes on; —giggles; —mistakes; —misunderstands; — ogles; —stares;

Synonyms for Idiot

  • (all): eejit (Irish English)

Antonyms for Idiot

Related terms

idiocy; idiom; idiosyncratic; idiotic; idiotically; idiot savant; useful idiot

Thesaurus

born fool, clot, congenital idiot, crackbrain, crackpot, cretin, defective, dement, demoniac, disordered personality, disturbed personality, donkey, double personality, drug user, dual personality, dullard, dullhead, dumbbell, dummkopf, dummy, emotionally unstable personality, energumen, escapist, fanatic, flake, fou, golem, half-wit, hostile personality, hypochondriac, hypochondriast, ignoramus, imaginary invalid, imbecile, immature personality, inadequate personality, inferior personality, jackass, jerk, jester, juggins, kook, loon, loony, lunatic, madman, malade imaginaire, maladjusted personality, maniac, mentally defective personality, meshuggenah, mongoloid idiot, moral insanity, moron, motley, multiple personality, natural, natural idiot, natural-born fool, neuropath, neurotic, neurotic personality, nincompoop, ninny, noncompos, nut, paranoid personality, perverse personality, phrenetic, psychoneurotic, psychopath, psychopathic personality, psychotic, psychotic personality, raving lunatic, schizoid, schizoid personality, screwball, seclusive personality, sexual psychopath, shut-in personality, simp, simpleton, sociopath, split personality, stupid, tomfool, valetudinarian, valetudinary, weak personality, weirdo, zany

Etymology

From Middle English from Old French idiote from Latin idiota from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiotēs, a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman) from ἴδιος (idios, one's own, pertaining to oneself, private); ἰδιώτης was used derisively in ancient Athens to refer to one who declined to take part in public life.

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.

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Czech

Noun

Idiot m.

  1. idiot (disliked or slow-witted person)
  2. idiot (person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old)

Related terms

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

Idiot m. (f. Idiote, m. plural Idiots, f. plural Idiotes)

  1. idiotic; stupid

Noun

Idiot m. (plural Idiots; feminine idiote, plural idiotes)

  1. idiot

Romanian

Noun

Idiot m. (plural idioţifeminine equivalent idioată)

  1. idiot, moron, imbecile

Synonyms

Adjective

Idiot

  1. stupid, idiotic, foolish, absurd

Synonyms


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /idǐot/
  • Hyphenation: i‧di‧ot

Noun

idìot m. (Cyrillic spelling идѝот)

  1. idiot

Declension

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Slovak

Noun

idiot m., idioti pl.
idiot stem
idiota gen sg
declension pattern chlap
  1. (pejorative) idiot

Derived terms


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Idiot c.

  1. (pejorative) idiot

Declension

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