idiotic

adjective
id·​i·​ot·​ic | \ ˌi-dē-ˈä-tik How to pronounce idiotic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly idiotical \ ˌi-​dē-​ˈä-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce idiotical (audio) \

Definition of idiotic

1 : characterized by idiocy
2 : showing complete lack of thought or common sense : foolish

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Other Words from idiotic

idiotically \ ˌi-​dē-​ˈä-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce idiotically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of idiotic in a Sentence

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Republicans want the focus moved from President Donald Trump and his idiotic, often incendiary tweets to the violence in Baltimore and Chicago. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Weaponizing the dead of El Paso and Dayton," 9 Aug. 2019 Republicans want the focus moved from President Donald Trump and his idiotic, often incendiary tweets to the violence in Baltimore and Chicago. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Weaponizing the dead of El Paso and Dayton," 31 July 2019 Amid the player's numerous controversial and often idiotic moments, Kean's father reportedly encouraged his son to only replicate the positive aspects of Balotelli's game. SI.com, "Moise Kean: 5 Things to Know About the Italy Starlet Ahead of His Move to Everton," 30 July 2019 Some 60 million voters who cast ballots for President Donald Trump in 2016 are once again being kicked to the margins of society and shamed as racists, all because of Trump’s idiotic thumbs on Twitter. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Race card loses its sting as it’s overused," 29 July 2019 The Simpsons, The Onion, The Daily Show, even The Lego Movie all exist in some part because their creators learned from some perfectly idiotic teachers. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "By Dying, MAD Gets Its Best Shot at a Second Life," 11 July 2019 There has been an effort to propagandize the public with the idiotic mantra of no obstruction no collusion. Alana Abramson, Time, "Robert Mueller Will Testify Publicly About His Investigation," 25 June 2019 Any violation of the law of hospitality against one guest is a violation against all guests, in all restaurants, something the alleged spitter and her idiotic go-fund-me friends don’t understand. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: That waitress who spit on Eric Trump? She’s lucky I’m not king.," 30 June 2019 It’s made by this idiotic show runner who keeps calling his show a novel instead of a TV show. Jonny Auping, Longreads, "‘TV Has This Really Fraught Relationship with the Audience.’," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of idiotic

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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idiotic

adjective
id·​i·​ot·​ic | \ ˌi-dē-ˈä-tik How to pronounce idiotic (audio) \

Kids Definition of idiotic

: foolish an idiotic story

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