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idiocy (ˈɪdɪəsɪ Pronunciation for idiocy

Definitions

noun

(plural) -cies
  1. (not in technical usage) severe mental retardation
  2. foolishness or senselessness; stupidity
  3. a foolish act or remark

Synonyms

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= foolishness, insanity, lunacy, tomfoolery, inanity, imbecility, senselessness, cretinism, fatuity, abject stupidity, asininity, fatuousness,

Example Sentences Including 'idiocy'

At first, Anna's old impatience flickered at the idiocy of it all.
Townsend, Eileen In Love and War
The bomb was her species ' ultimate idiocy , but it might justify its existence if it was quick in its detonation.
Clive Barker THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001)
Such ridiculous idiocy , and to write a note, one simply does not behave that way.
Conybeare, Stephanie A Death in the Family

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