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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crackbrained, idiotic(adj)

    insanely irresponsible

    "an idiotic idea"

    laughable, cockeyed, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous, derisory, ludicrous, imbecilic, absurd, imbecile, crackbrained

    wise, sane, precocious

  2. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)

    incongruous;inviting ridicule

    "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"

    farcical, laughable, nonsensical, lopsided, pissed, blind drunk, ludicrous, nonsense(a), besotted, risible, wonky, imbecilic, slopped, mirthful, amusing, blotto, skew-whiff, pixilated, absurd, crocked, crackbrained, comic, ridiculous, fuddled, tight, comical, funny, soused, imbecile, cockeyed, squiffy, derisory, silly, preposterous, sozzled, stiff, pathetic, awry(p), plastered, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, soaked, loaded, wet, askew

    precocious, sane, wise

  3. imbecile, imbecilic, idiotic(adj)

    having a mental age of three to seven years

    ludicrous, absurd, laughable, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous, cockeyed, derisory, imbecilic, imbecile, crackbrained

    wise, sane, precocious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. idiotic(a.)

    foolish, sottish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. idiotic(a)

    imbecile, foolish, fatuous, senseless

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    stupid, idiot, silly, fool, foolish, dumb, absurd

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How to use idiotic in a sentence?

  1. Gary Ruvkun:

    It seems really idiotic to not look for DNA on Mars, its an experiment thats worth doing, we would say.

  2. Billy Madison:

    Principal Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  3. H. L. Mencken:

    The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.

  4. David Blanchflower:

    This is the most idiotic idea I have ever heard from a presidential candidate. The entire economics profession thinks it's a joke, it would be more sensible to go on the goldfish standard.

  5. Newt Gingrich:

    I think the very premise is idiotic and despicable, i like Will Ferrell. I think he is a very funny guy, but I think this would have been an absolute disaster for his career.

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