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idiotic

[ id-ee-ot-ik ]
/ ˌɪd iˈɒt ɪk /
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adjective

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

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RELATED WORDS

stupidly, wildly, ferociously, carelessly, crazily, fiercely, irrationally, violently, furiously, obtusely, rashly, stubbornly

Nearby words

idiot savant, idiot strings, idiot tape, idiot's delight, idiot-proof, idiotic, idiotism, idiotize, idiotropic, idiotype, idiotypic
Also id·i·ot·i·cal.

Origin of idiotic

1705–15; < Late Latin idiōticus < Greek idiōtikós private, ignorant. See idiot, -ic
SYNONYMS FOR idiotic
Related formsid·i·ot·i·cal·ly, adverbid·i·ot·i·cal·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for idiotically

  • Idiotically, he recalled being summoned before a traffic court, years back.

    Astounding Stories, March, 1931|Various

British Dictionary definitions for idiotically

idiotic

/ (ˌɪdɪˈɒtɪk) /

adjective

of or resembling an idiot; foolish; senseless
Derived Formsidiotically, adverbidioticalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for idiotically

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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