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Synonyms for idiocy
ˈɪd i ə siid·io·cy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. idiocy

    Idiocy is a state of mental unsoundness amounting almost or quite to total absence of understanding. Imbecility is a condition of mental weakness, which may or may not be as complete as that of idiocy, but is at least such as to incapacitate for the serious duties of life. Incapacity, or lack of legal qualification for certain acts, necessarily results from imbecility, but may also result from other causes, as from insanity or from age, sex, etc.; as, the incapacity of a minor to make a contract. Idiocy or imbecility is weakness of mind, while insanity is disorder or abnormal action of mind. Folly and foolishness denote a want of mental and often of moral balance. Fatuity is sometimes used as equivalent to idiocy, but more frequently signifies conceited and excessive foolishness or folly. Stupidity is dulness and slowness of mental action which may range all the way from lack of normal readiness to absolute imbecility. Compare INSANITY.

    fatuity, folly, foolishness, imbecility, incapacity, senselessness, stupidity

    acuteness, astuteness, brilliancy, capacity, common sense, intelligence, sagacity, sense, soundness, wisdom

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. idiocy

    imbecility, aberration, insanity, fatuity

    sanity, sagacity, intelligence, sense, judgment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idiocy, amentianoun

    extreme mental retardation


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  1. idiocynoun

    foolishness, imbecility, fatuity, feebleness of intellect, want of understanding

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. idiocynoun

    imbecility, foolishness, fatuity, folly, senselessness

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  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Keep doing tricks and idiocy, affects and effects upon others nothing; except self-failure.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To be silent upon the idiocy is substantial diplomacy; subsequently, to be silent upon cruelty is grave cruelty.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Voting the wrong ones to rule and expecting the incredible and fertile outcome, shows idiocy and wrong choice.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, terrorism stays terrorism, whether by the evil individuals, organizations, or by the devil-minded states; terrorism is not only with weapons; terrorists also demonstrate that with tongue, writing, and art, which cause significant damage more than other deeds and objects. Therefore, one should learn and understand the differential between the context of that before advocating for the right of the freedom of press and speech. Factually, hurting, insulting, and hate speech in whatever shapes and forms, against a particular minority or a majority' religious, cultural, and social values, endorsing as a right and a concept of freedom show and prove an idiot's idiocy, nothing than that. Never justify your hegemony and self-victimization and immoral practices upon others' values since that spread hatred and terrorism inside and outside the states; consequently, you are responsible and accountable for that, not terrorists.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Pakistan towards bloodshed; enemies of Pakistan waited for such a situation for long ago. The ministerial change will not be useful; it may cause more flames and dangers than before expected. Imran Khan's ridiculous persistence and blunders and his backing forces' idiocy have shaped the self-suicidal bomb for the state. The wise solution is only that, dissolve the national and provincial assemblies and announce new, fair, and transparent elections for the sake of Pakistan; consequently, Imran Khan will be able to defeat his opponents, and also he will regain his image in the hearts and minds of the people. Do not fight for egoism and power; leave that for the stability of the state and its institutions and the way of actual and real democracy.

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