noun (plural idiocies)[mass noun]
Extremely stupid behaviour: the idiocy of decimating yew forests [count noun]: every aspect of public administration throws up its own idiocies
More example sentences
- At the end, though, sectarian idiocy gave way to mass jubilation.
- Rolling her eyes and shaking her head at her own idiocy, her thoughts returned to the subject.
- Indeed through all the mayhem and idiocy, Blue prove perfectly captivating.
stupidity, folly, foolishness, foolhardiness, madness, insanity, lunacy, silliness, brainlessness, thoughtlessness, senselessness, lack of sense, indiscretion, irresponsibility, injudiciousness, imprudence, rashness, recklessness, ineptitude, inaneness, inanity, irrationality, illogicality, absurdity, nonsense, ludicrousness, ridiculousness, fatuousness, fatuity, asininity, pointlessness, meaninglessness, futility, fruitlessness
British informal daftness
Early 16th century (originally denoting low intelligence): from idiot, probably on the pattern of pairs such as lunatic, lunacy.
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