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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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. idiocy

    Synonyms:
    imbecility, aberration, insanity, fatuity

    Antonyms:
    sanity, sagacity, intelligence, sense, judgment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idiocy, amentianoun

    extreme mental retardation

    Synonyms:
    amentia

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. idiocynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. idiocynoun

    Synonyms:
    imbecility, foolishness, fatuity, folly, senselessness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "idiocy":

    ineptitude

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#17956insanity
#20444stupidity
#21891folly
#31904incapacity
#42354aberration
#47276foolishness
#48388idiocy
#79193ineptitude
#173706imbecility
#245809senselessness

How to use idiocy in a sentence?

  1. Peggy Noonan:

    His audience laughed uncertainly, you could tell they didn’t want to get caught laughing at the wrong thing and weren’t certain what the wrong thing was. Normally they’re asked to laugh at right-wing idiocy, which is never in short supply.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

  3. Ralph Norman:

    The PPP helped people remain employed while the government literally shut down much of the economy. Only an intellectual clown would compare that to what Biden is doing now, there is absolutely no defense for taking someone’s student loans and forcing that debt upon other people. It’s immoral and illegal, and it takes a special kind of idiocy to equate that to the PPP.

  4. Heat Streetreached:

    My DeplorableNYUProfessor account was just an experiment to illustrate the point that the SJW left is producing the alt right that they hate so much. They are actually producing that what they despise by virtue of their idiocy and their totalitarianism, but I never thought much of it, I didn’t even expect it to be noticed.

  5. Jorge Wagensberg:

    Evil is a form of idiocy. Kindness is a form of intelligence.


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