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Meaning of IDIOCY

Pronunciation:  'ideeusee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  extreme mental retardation

IDIOCY is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: amentia
 See Also: backwardness, mental retardation, retardation, slowness, subnormality



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Id"i*o*cy\, n. [From idiot; cf. Gr. ? uncouthness, want
of education, fr. ?. See {Idiot}, and cf. {Idiotcy}.]
The condition or quality of being an idiot; absence, or
marked deficiency, of sense and intelligence.

      I will undertake to convict a man of idiocy, if he can
      not see the proof that three angles of a triangle are
      equal to two right angles.               --F. W.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amentia, arrested development, asininity, backwardness, battiness, blithering idiocy, brainlessness, buffoonery, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, cretinism, daffiness, desipience, eccentricity, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, foolery, foolheadedness, foolishness, frivolity, frivolousness, giddiness, goofiness, half-wittedness, idiotism, imbecility, inanity, ineptitude, infantilism, insanity, lunacy, madness, mental defectiveness, mental deficiency, mental handicap, mental retardation, mindlessness, mongolianism, mongolism, mongoloid idiocy, moronism, moronity, niaiserie, nugacity, nuttiness, profound idiocy, queerness, retardation, retardment, sappiness, screwiness, senselessness, silliness, simplemindedness, simpleness, simple-wittedness, simplicity, stupidity, subnormality, thoughtlessness, triflingness, triviality, wackiness, weirdness, witlessness, zaniness, zanyism