SYNONYMS | WORD ORIGIN adjective of, relating to, or characteristic of an idiot. senselessly foolish or stupid: an idiotic remark.
id·i·ot·i·cal. Origin of idiotic 1705–15;
Late Latin idiōticus
private, ignorant. See
-ic Related forms id·i·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb id·i·ot·i·cal·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for idiotical adjective of or resembling an idiot; foolish; senseless Derived Forms idiotically, adverb idioticalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for idiotical 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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