Idiocies



[id-ee-uh-see] /ˈɪd i ə si/

noun, plural idiocies.
1.
utterly senseless or foolish behavior; a stupid or foolish act, statement, etc.:
All this talk of zombies coming to attack us is pure idiocy.
2.
Psychology. (no longer in technical use; considered offensive) the state of being an .
/ˈɪdɪəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
(not in technical usage) severe mental retardation
2.
foolishness or senselessness; stupidity
3.
a foolish act or remark
n.

1520s, from idiot on model of prophecy, etc. Early alternatives included idiotacy (1580s), idiotry (1590s).

idiocy id·i·o·cy (ĭd’ē-ə-sē)
n.
The state or condition of being an idiot; profound mental retardation.

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