of, relating to, or characteristic of an idiot.
senselessly foolish or stupid: an idiotic remark.
- Also id·i·ot·i·cal .
- id·i·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
- id·i·ot·i·cal·ness, noun
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How to use idiotic in a sentence
It’s hard to blame the town for sidelining it, because Chowchilla was not just the site of the largest kidnapping for ransom in American history, but also of one of the most idiotic crimes ever visited upon the state of California.
Many of the investors talk about how they have created systems to mitigate risk, to the point that Green writes, “Adopting systematic analytical procedures is the sixth strategy in our epic quest to be non-idiotic.”The not-so-surprising secrets of wealthy investors | Bethany McLean | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
So I came to this realization that I’m going to continue to be in withdrawal every single time until I do something idiotic, because the withdrawal is awful.The Opioid Tragedy, Part 2: “It’s Not a Death Sentence” (Ep. 403) | Stephen J. Dubner | January 23, 2020 | Freakonomics
idiotic jests, usually laid upon the shoulders of "my little boy," or "my youngest girl."
idiotic indiscretion; that is how he defined his guilt to himself.An Outcast of the Islands | Joseph Conrad
idiotic to expect it, when he knew Sir James had gone to Scotland for fishing.Far to Seek | Maud Diver
British Dictionary definitions for idiotic
of or resembling an idiot; foolish; senseless
- idiotically, adverb
- idioticalness, noun
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