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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'

About a Boy should lay any rumours of idiocy firmly to rest.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
At first, Anna's old impatience flickered at the idiocy of it all.
Townsend, Eileen In Love and War
For them, turning back the clock has been a sound policy rather than bumbling idiocy.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
It is in disarray because that idiocy has been compounded by deceit, by alleged disloyalty and by suspicion.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
One says: the earth moves round the sun -- everything else is sheer idiocy.
Francis Wheen HOW MUMBO-JUMBO CONQUERED THE WORLD (2004)
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)
When Lewis Carroll wrote Alice In Wonderland he couldn't have imagined such mental gymnastics and idiocy.
Misc (1999)
When trouble flared, pundits on television condemned the " idiocy of the idiots" but this mess is their baby too.
India Today (2002)

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