idiotic

adjective id·i·ot·ic \ ˌi-dē-ˈä-tik \
variants: or less commonly idiotical play \ˌi-dē-ˈä-ti-kəl\
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

Definition of idiotic

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

idiotically

play \ˌi-dē-ˈä-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of idiotic

1659

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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IDIOTIC Defined for Kids

idiotic

adjective id·i·ot·ic \ ˌi-dē-ˈä-tik \

Definition of idiotic for Students

: foolish
  • an idiotic story


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