idiotic

[ id-ee-ot-ik ]
/ ˌɪd iˈɒt ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of an idiot.
senselessly foolish or stupid: an idiotic remark.

Nearby words

  1. idiot savant,
  2. idiot strings,
  3. idiot tape,
  4. idiot's delight,
  5. idiot-proof,
  6. idiotism,
  7. idiotize,
  8. idiotropic,
  9. idiotype,
  10. idiotypic

Also id·i·ot·i·cal.

Origin of idiotic

1705–15; < Late Latin idiōticus < Greek idiōtikós private, ignorant. See idiot, -ic

Related formsid·i·ot·i·cal·ly, adverbid·i·ot·i·cal·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for idiotic

idiotic

/ (ˌɪdɪˈɒtɪk) /

adjective

of or resembling an idiot; foolish; senseless
Derived Formsidiotically, adverbidioticalness, noun

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Word Origin and History for idiotic

idiotic

adj.

1713, from Late Latin idioticus "uneducated, ignorant," in classical Latin, "of an ordinary person," from Greek idiotikos "unprofessional, unskilled; not done by rules of art, unprofessional," from idiotes (see idiot). Idiotical is from 1640s. Related: Idiotically.

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