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Meaning of IDIOT

Pronunciation:  'ideeut

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person of subnormal intelligence

IDIOT is a 5 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: changeling, cretin, half-wit, imbecile, moron, retard
 See Also: simple, simpleton



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Id"i*ot\, n. [F. idiot, L. idiota an uneducated,
ignorant, ill-informed person, Gr. ?, also and orig., a
private person, not holding public office, fr. ? proper,
peculiar. See {Idiom}.]
1. A man in private station, as distinguished from one
   holding a public office. [Obs.]

         St. Austin affirmed that the plain places of
         Scripture are sufficient to all laics, and all
         idiots or private persons.            --Jer. Taylor.

2. An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished
   from the educated; an ignoramus. [Obs.]

         Christ was received of idiots, of the vulgar people,
         and of the simpler sort, while he was rejected,
         despised, and persecuted even to death by the high
         priests, lawyers, scribes, doctors, and rabbis. --C.

3. A human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual
   powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental;
   commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a
   natural fool; a natural; an innocent.

         Life . . . is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound
         and fury, Signifying nothing.         --Shak.

4. A fool; a simpleton; -- a term of reproach.

         Weenest thou make an idiot of our dame? --Chaucer.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are an idiot or call somebody one indicates that you are making a situation more difficult than it need by. Your train of thought is foggy and lack clarity.
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