Definition of idiocy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈidēəsē/

noun (plural idiocies)

Extremely stupid behavior: the idiocy of decimating rainforests every aspect of public administration throws up its own idiocies
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  • 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.


Early 16th century (originally denoting low intelligence): from idiot, probably on the pattern of pairs such as lunatic, lunacy.

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Syllabification: id·i·o·cy

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