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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
Such ridiculous idiocy , and to write a note, one simply does not behave that way.
Conybeare, Stephanie A Death in the Family
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)

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