noun, plural id·i·o·cies.
Origin of idiocy
Examples from the Web for idiocy
The present will dish up plenty of its own idiocy to hold our attention.
And a successful two-term Governor of a state where the balloting incompetence and idiocy is absolutely vital to the GOP.
“I think it comes from idiocy and cowardice,” said Whedon of the female superhero problem.Fear of a Minority Superhero: Marvel's Obsession with White Guys Saving the World|Marlow Stern|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast spoke with Kitsch about his exciting new role, the idiocy of gay-bashing, and much more.Taylor Kitsch on ‘The Normal Heart,’ Homophobic Right-Wingers, and Gays in the Military|Marlow Stern|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If bad things are happening in the world, there must be someone to blame, someone whose malevolence or idiocy must be called out.Trash Talk Returns as Pols, Pundits Point Fingers Over Boston Bombing|Howard Kurtz|April 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The features, save in this respect, had almost a look of idiocy.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles Lever
In that swamp of pettiness, idiocy, and materialism, a man of your nature could not long abide.Visionaries|James Huneker
She has fits of idiocy, but in her better moments she's quite a person to know.Smith College Stories|Josephine Dodge Daskam
She carries her dressing to the extreme limit of idiocy, disfiguring her body and ruining her health.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction|T. W. Shannon
They have started in on a line of Idiocy that is entirely their own.The Idiot at Home|John Kendrick Bangs
noun plural -cies
1520s, from idiot on model of prophecy, etc. Early alternatives included idiotacy (1580s), idiotry (1590s).