idiocy

noun
id·​i·​o·​cy | \ ˈi-dē-ə-sē How to pronounce idiocy (audio) \
plural idiocies

Definition of idiocy

1 : something notably stupid or foolish
2 dated, now offensive : extreme intellectual disability

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Examples of idiocy in a Sentence

an act of sheer idiocy He was complaining again about the idiocies of the people he works for.

First Known Use of idiocy

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Idiocy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idiocy. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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idiocy

noun
How to pronounce idiocy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of idiocy

: extreme stupidity
: something that is extremely stupid or foolish : an idiotic action or statement

idiocy

noun
id·​i·​o·​cy | \ ˈi-dē-ə-sē How to pronounce idiocy (audio) \
plural idiocies

Kids Definition of idiocy

1 : the condition of being very stupid or foolish
2 : something very stupid or foolish

idiocy

noun
id·​i·​o·​cy | \ ˈid-ē-ə-sē How to pronounce idiocy (audio) \
plural idiocies

Medical Definition of idiocy

dated, now offensive
: extreme intellectual disability

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