idiot definition

  • noun:
    • A foolish or stupid individual.
    • you of powerful psychological retardation having a mental age below three-years and generally being not able to find out connected address or protect well from common potential risks. The word belongs to a classification system not any longer in use and it is now considered offensive.
    • a standard term for a person of reasonable basic intelligence.
    • A medical or psychological term meaning someone who does not have the ability to develop beyond the emotional age of a standard four-year-old.
    • a guy in private station, as distinguished from keeping a public company.
    • An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the informed; an ignoramus.
    • A human being destitute associated with ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental; generally, people without understanding from birth; an all-natural fool. In a former category of psychologically retarded men and women, idiot designated you whoever adult degree of intelligence ended up being equivalent to that a three-year old or more youthful; this corresponded with an I.Q. standard of approximately 25 or less.
    • A fool; a simpleton; -- a term of reproach.
    • A private person.
    • An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person.
    • A fool or dupe; a person who is tricked.
    • A professional trick; a jester; a clown.
    • a person being destitute associated with ordinary mental capabilities; person who comes into the world without understanding or discernment, or who's entirely lost it by disease, so as to haven't any lucid intervals; person who, by deficiency of the intellectual traits, is unfit when it comes to personal problem, or for handling himself in danger.
    • In old English law, one who has been without understanding or reasoning powers from his birth, as distinguished from a lunatic. “At the present day idiocy is considered as a species of insanity or lunacy.” (Rapalje and Lawrence.)
    • someone of subnormal intelligence
  • others:
    • suffering from or indicating idiocy; idiotic.
    • which will make or make idiotic.

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