[id-ee-ot-ik] /ˌɪd iˈɒt ɪk/
of, relating to, or characteristic of an .
senselessly foolish or stupid:
an idiotic remark.
of or resembling an idiot; foolish; senseless
1713, from Late Latin idioticus “uneducated, ignorant,” in classical Latin, “of an ordinary person,” from Greek idiotikos “unprofessional, unskilled; not done by rules of art, unprofessional,” from idiotes (see idiot). Idiotical is from 1640s. Related: Idiotically.
- Idea of reference
idea of reference n. The belief that other people’s statements or acts have special reference to oneself when in fact they do not.
[id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm/ noun 1. idiotic conduct or action. 2. . [id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm/ noun, Obsolete. 1. an idiom. /ˈɪdɪəˌtɪzəm/ noun 1. an archaic word for idiocy 2. an obsolete word for idiom
[id-ee-uh-tahyz] /ˈɪd i əˌtaɪz/ verb (used with object), idiotized, idiotizing. 1. to make a fool of; make idiotic.
- Idiot light
noun phrase A usually red light on a car’s dashboard that glows to announce some sort of fact, such as the discharge of a battery, overheating, etc: replaced by too-late-to-react idiot lights (1968+)