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idiotic

[id-ee-ot-ik] /ˌɪd iˈɒt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an idiot.
2.
senselessly foolish or stupid:
an idiotic remark.
Also, idiotical.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < Late Latin idiōticus < Greek idiōtikós private, ignorant. See idiot, -ic
Related forms
idiotically, adverb
idioticalness, noun
Synonyms
half-witted, imbecilic, fatuous, inane, asinine.
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British Dictionary definitions for idiotic

idiotic

/ˌɪdɪˈɒtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or resembling an idiot; foolish; senseless
Derived Forms
idiotically, adverb
idioticalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for idiotic
adj.

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.

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