idiotic

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Idiotic \Id'i*ot"ic\, Idiotical \Id'i*ot"ic*al\, adjective [L. idioticus ignorant, Gr. ?: cf. F. idiotique. See {Idiot}.]

1. Common; simple. [Obs.] --Blackwall.

2. Pertaining to, or like, an idiot; characterized by idiocy; foolish; fatuous; as, an idiotic person, speech, laugh, or action.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

idiotic

adjective

1: insanely irresponsible; "an idiotic idea" [syn: {crackbrained}, {idiotic}]

2: 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" [syn: {absurd}, {cockeyed}, {derisory}, {idiotic}, {laughable}, {ludicrous}, {nonsensical}, {preposterous}, {ridiculous}]

3: having a mental age of three to seven years [syn: {imbecile}, {imbecilic}, {idiotic}]


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